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The Black Hawk War, 1832

Learn about the 1832 conflict between the Sauk and Fox Indians and American troops that ended with the surrender of Black Hawk
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The Emigrant's Handbook and Guide to Wisconsin, 1851

Learn about life on the frontier in Wisconsin in 1851, as recounted in guides designed to attract immigrants to the state from Europe.
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Teal Lake Lodge, 1923

Learn about the development of tourism in northern Wisconsin by examining a a family-owned resort which has operated since the 1920s
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Pacifist Julia Grace Wales and the National Peace Movement

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I
Learn more about the pre-WWI peace movement by having students take a closer look at Julia Grace Wales
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Wartime Employment, Production, and Conservation

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front
Help students to look at the wartime issues of work, production and conservation in their hometown
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Using Oral Histories: Introductory Lesson and Small Group Activities

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle
Get an overview of Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle as well as suggested small group activities to use with your students
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Wisconsin Copperhead Anti-War Movement and Marcus 'Brick' Pomeroy

Wisconsin and the Civil War
Use the writing of Marcus "Brick" Pomeroy to examine different opinions on the Civil War
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Community Design Game

Help students understand the physical design and compostion of their community
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Rubie Bond, Oral History, and the African-American Experience in Wisconsin

Examine the oral history and migration experiences of Rubie Bond, an African-American resident of Beloit featured on Wisconsin Public Television
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Father Jacques Marquette, 1673

Use the 1673 journal of Father Jacques Marquette to introduce students to the early exploration of Wisconsin
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Segregation and Civil Rights in the American Military

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe
Have students draw upon photographic collections to learn about World War II era struggles for civil rights both in the war zone and at home
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The Costs of War

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe
Students study national records detailing casualties resulting from World War II and draw conclusions
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Discrimination, Relocation, and Prisoner of War Camps in America

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front
Using photographs and accounts, students will learn about German POW camps in the United States and Japanese American internment
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Analyzing WWII Military Service Record Envelopes

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle
In this lesson students analyze military service record envelopes from Racine County
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Soldier John Cronk's Letter Describes Training Camp

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall
In this lesson students will examine the letter of John Cronk to learn more about Camp Randall and the role Wisconsin played in the Civil War
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Confederate Prisoners at Camp Randall as Seen in Newspaper Articles

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall
Examine the experience of Confederate prisoners at Camp Randall through newspaper articles
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Abolitionist Broadside from Milwaukee, 1854

Learn to use primary source materials to teach students about the abolitionist movement in Wisconsin in the 1850s.
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Instruments of Change: Using the McCormick-International Harvester Poster Collection in the Classroom

Use advertising posters to study technological change in American agriculture in the 19th century
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Using U.S. Census Population Schedules, 1900

Teach students to use census population schedules in researching life in Wisconsin communities.
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Oral Interview Training for the Hmong Oral History Project

Teach students to conduct oral history interviews with Wisconsin Hmong and how to use oral histories for research

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