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Ethnicity, Occupation, and Death in 19th-Century Wisconsin

Use census records to study immigration to Wisconsin and living conditions in the mid-19th century
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Progressive Era Political Cartoons

La Follette and the Progressive Era
Get curriculum suggestions for teaching about Progressive Era reforms in Wisconsin.
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WWII Japanese Internment Camps: Using Primary Sources

Evaluate documents representing opposing perspectives on Japanese American Internment and work as a class to understand primary source analysis
Organizational Description

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.
Historical Essay

Surveying on the Wisconsin Frontier

Learn about the first official government survey of Wisconsin Territory
Historical Essay

October 8, 1871, the Night Peshtigo, Wisconsin, was Destroyed by Fire

Learn about the Peshtigo fire of 1871
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Wisconsin Firsts and Other Famous Facts

See a list of historical highlights from Wisconsin history
Historical Essay

Underwater Archaeology: Learning from Sunken Ships

Learn about how archaeologist explore underwater shipwrecks
Historical Essay

Conservation in Underwater Archaeology

Learn how artifacts are conserved after they have been excavated from their underwater resting places
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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 Architectural History to Raise Community Awareness

Introduce your students to the basics of architectural history and historic preservation through a community architectural survey project
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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About Reference Maps of Wisconsin

Access approximately 200 modern maps of basic cultural and geographical data about Wisconsin and its history. Perfect for teachers, students.
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Entertainment Industry and the War

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe
Listening to World War II era music helps students to learn about the time period as well as the contributions of entertainers to the war effort
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War Coverage in the Media

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front
Have your students examine the role of the media during wartime by examining programs, films, and ads using NARA analysis techniques
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Impact of War on Family Relationships

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front
In this lesson students will ready about family relationships during WWII and create their own letters to understand the impact of the war on families
Field Trip or Tour

'Industrialization' Field Trip

Old World Wisconsin - a historic site
Explore the Crossroads Village and discover why the railroad created challenges for 19th-century small towns.
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WWII Recruitment Posters

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle
Using primary source WWII recruitment posters helps students to understand World War II
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Victor Berger, Milwaukee Socialists, and Civil Liberty

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I
Learn more about Victory Berger by examing 1917 editorial selections from his newspaper, Milwaukee Leader
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Selling the War to the American Public

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I
Use WWI posters to learn more about WWI as well as the use of this media in building support for the war

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