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Fourth graders see why people came to Wisconsin and what life was like in their new home. They engage in a wonderful series of lessons, which use a variety of multi-media resources. They plan a heritage day party as a culminating event.
In this Wisconsin state history worksheet, 4th graders read two pages of information about Wisconsin then complete 10 true and false questions.
Fourth graders identify the origins of their own ancestors and possible reasons for immigration. They research immigrant groups of Wisconsin, including origins and daily life, and then create timelines depicting their settlements.
Students explore agriculture by researching Wisconsin's economy. In this cherry industry lesson, students read assigned text about the amount of cherries Wisconsin produces annually and the revenue it brings in to the state. Students answer study questions and complete worksheets about cherries.
Students use facts about strawberry production in Wisconsin to complete math and art activities. In this strawberry production instructional activity, students read about strawberry production in the state of Wisconsin. They answer math word problems using the information and study the parts of the strawberry plant.
Students explore animal slaughter by researching the Wisconsin beef industry. In this meat statistics lesson, students practice using different math functions to identify how many burgers or sports equipment can be made from one slaughtered cow. Students identify the nutrients that come from beef and where else those nutrients can be found.
Young scholars list the characteristics of the four main groups of prehistoric people of Wisconsin. They compare the characteristics of the groups of to determine the chronological order of existence in Wisconsin.
Students examine events in Wisconsin that have produced the forests of today. They view a newscast and then puts the events into a timeline and draws pictures showing the events.
Students research the many "firsts" of Wisconsin. They pick one to research further and present the information to the class.
High schoolers read The Emigrant's Handbook and Guide to Wisconsin, and prepare a set of written instructions for individuals wanting to emigrate to their community. They consider how the economy and American society has changed since the 1850s.
Learners explain how effects of glaciers 10,000 years ago are visible in physical geography of Wisconsin. They use maps to recognize important physical features that led to the settlement of Wisconsin by native peoples.
Fourth graders explore Wisconsin Native Americans and create a multi-media project of the Wisconsin tribe of their choice. Using the Internet, they research Wisconsin history and create a timeline of early Native Americans using Inspiration. They create a HyperStudio project about their tribe and present it to the class.
Students read about sixteen cities around the state of Wisconsin to collect clues and solve eight crimes. This activity weaves facts into the crimes that students are trying to solve as they travel their reading miles.
Winter in the cold Northwoods of Wisconsin can be hard on animals that aren't adapted to the climate. Investigate the animals that are out and about even in the coldest winter temperatures as you and your class examine animal adaptations, migration, and hibernation. A worksheet is used to isolate animals from the Northwoods region that are active all year long. The class discusses what that animal would eat, where it comes from, and how it survives the cold. There are four extension ideas included to help you further learners' content understanding.
Students see that the evolution of Wisconsin Territory follows the history of westward migration through the eastern half of the continent. They describe life in the Wisconsin Territory and construct maps showing boundaries and major trails.
Learners research and discuss the 1950's economic boom and how it affected African Americans living in Wisconsin. They analyze the 1950 "Negro Business Directory" for Wisconsin and infer information about social interactions of the time.
Fifth graders study the forests of Wisconsin and Puerto Rico. They view a Power Point presentation and predict slides to represent various forests in Wisconsin and Puerto Rico. They play a game to recognize differences and similarities of the national forests.
Students use primary sources to research and evaluate the quality of life for African American urban migrants in the 20th century. They focus on Wisconsin and outline Wisconsin's response to the wave of urban migration in a poster.
Students investigate the state of Wisconsin and use sound to experience the concept differently. They listen to Native American songs of a tribe in the state. Also they listen to the frogs that live there in the classroom or out in the environment.
Fourth graders study Wisconsin's culture and heritage. They research the state's symbols and identify leaves common to the Wisconsin area. They create a leaf booklet and visit the state park. They visit local farms and create nature maps to display resources for each region. They create Venn diagrams of Native American tribes and visit the State Capital. They assemble all projects into a Wisconsin Snapshots portfolio.