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Wisconsin Capitols

During its history, Wisconsin has had five capitols. Read a brief chronology and see a timeline.
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Basic information about Wisconsin

Discover some interesting facts about Wisconsin
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Statistics and Fun Facts About Wisconsin

Check out some vital statistics and fun facts about Wisconsin
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Wisconsin: A Very Brief History

Learn the basic history of Wisconsin
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Shipwrecks, Shipwrecks Everywhere

Underwater Archaeology
Learn about why there were so many shipwrecks in the 1800s off Wisconsin's shores.
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Stay Connected with Education

We Help Make the Most of Wisconsin History for Your Students
School Services develops projects, publications and programs on Wisconsin history for classrooms throughout the state and coordinates National History Day
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Passport Ready? Then Let the Adventure Begin

Using an educational passport, let students "travel" around the state to learn more about history and geographic regions of the state
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Immigration: Packing a Traveler's Trunk

Packing a traveler's trunk offers students the opportunity to take a closer look at the immigrant experience in this lesson
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Legends of Dunn County

Teach your students how to research the legends of Dunn County
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Community Design Game

Help students understand the physical design and compostion of their community
Lesson Plan

'Ballad of Ira Hayes' Honors Native American Veteran

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific
In this lesson students study the words and listen to the song, “The Ballad of Ira Hayes."
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Chapter 3: Wisconsin's First People

Supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'
Supplemental materials for Chapter 3 of our 4th-grade history textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'
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Look Inside! Our 4th-Grade Textbook: 'Wisconsin; Our State, Our Story'

Sample Pages and Table of Contents
View full TOC and download sample pages to see how the book addresses the fundamentals of Wisconsin history while promoting strong literacy skills.
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How to Order the 4th-Grade Textbook

'Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story'
Ordering instructions for the 4th-grade textbook
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Standards for Use with 'Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story'

Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Wisconsin Model Academic Standards
Download the chart that describes how each chapter of the student textbook correlates to academic standards
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Chapter 5: From Indian Lands to Territory and Statehood

Supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'
Chapter 5 supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'
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Chapter 11: New Opportunities, New Challenges

Supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'
Chapter 11 supplemental materials for the 4th grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story'
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Chapter 12: A Place with a Future

Supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'
Chapter 12 supplemental materials for the 4th-grade texbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'
Field Trip or Tour

'Immigration' Field Trip

Old World Wisconsin - a historic site
Explore the Norwegian Area, discover reasons for migration to the New World and what life was like for immigrants once they arrived in Wisconsin.
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'Farm Hands' Field Trip

Old World Wisconsin - a historic site
Experience the life of children growing up on a farm in Wisconsin in the 19th century.

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