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About the Local Area Research Center Network

Wisconsin Local Area Research Centers (ARCs) provide access to local government records, original manuscript collections and other resources.
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Wisconsin Firsts and Other Famous Facts

See a list of historical highlights from Wisconsin history
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History and Critical Thinking Handbook (PDF)

Use the 'History and Critical Thinking Handbook" to help guide your students to deeper and more meaningful connections to the past.
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'Thinking Like A Historian' Poster (PDF)

Download the 'Thinking Like A Historian' poster for your classroom.
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Freedom Summer Presentation (Power Point)

Introduce students to Freedom Summer with this overview of key events. Each slide contains images of original documents and notes to help guide discussion
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What to Know About Polio

Limping Through Life: A Farm Boy's Polio Memoir
Useful facts about polio and post-polio syndrome
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Civil Rights Movement Lesson Plans

from Tools for Teaching the History of Civil Rights in Milwaukee and the Nation (Madison, WI: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2015)
Online Exhibit

That's the Ticket! A Parade of Presidential Elections

Learn about America's presidential elections since 1856 and discover how Wisconsin voted.

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