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Great Lakes Small Streams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin

A Traveling Display
Great Lakes Small Streams visually explores our state's long relationship with water and the impact we have had on our vast waterways.
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Crossing the Line: The Milwaukee Fair Housing Marches of 1967-1968

A Traveling Display
Crossing the Line examines the practices and prejudices that led to segregation in Milwaukee and chronicles the fair housing movement.
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Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Exhibit for Students

A Traveling Display
Risking Everything tells the story the 1964 Freedom Summer project, when activists went to Mississippi to challenge segregation.
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Army Nurses' Perspective of the War

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific
The experiences of nurses, as documented in primary sources, will help students to understand points of view on the war in the Pacific theater
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Analyzing the Chronology and Geography of Military Events

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe
Teach your students to use historic military maps to organize and sequence historic events
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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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Badger Boys in Blue: A Soldier's Letters 1862–1865

Wisconsin and the Civil War: Camp Randall
Use the letters of Civil War solders to take a closer look at Camp Randall and Wisconsin's role in the Civil War
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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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Civil War Draft in Wisconsin

Wisconsin and the Civil War
Use the 1862 Civil War Draft Riots to examine differing opinions on the Civil War in Wisconsin
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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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U.S. Mail Order and Catalog Homes in the Early 20th Century

Use local architectural resources to teach students about mail order homes in the United States
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Community Design Game

Help students understand the physical design and compostion of their community
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Using Architectural History to Raise Community Awareness

Introduce your students to the basics of architectural history and historic preservation through a community architectural survey project
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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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Little Elk, 1829

Use the 1829 speech by Little Elk, Ho-Chunk orator, to learn more about Ho-Chunk views on Euro-American cultures
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Life in a Lumber Camp

Learn more about life in a lumber camp by using primary sources
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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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An 'American Letter' by Norwegian Immigrants

Use a letter written home by a Norwegian immigrant to take a closer look at the immigrant experience in 1840s Wisconsin
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Map Studies of the Pacific Theater

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific
Students use maps to construct logical interpretations of the World War II historical record
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Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific
Use a classroom debate to analyze the decision to drop the atomic bomb through the lens of the Smithsonian 50th anniversary exhibit on the Enola Gay

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