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27 resources with the concept wisconsin history

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Roles of Leadership

For Teachers 4th - 11th
Using a primary document from the journal of pioneer John Shaw, learners explore relations between the US government and Native Americans in Wisconsin during the early 1800s. Shaw recalls Tomah, Black Hawk, Keokuk, and other leaders. The...
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A Wisconsin Soldier Refuses to Give Slaves Back to Their Owners in 1862

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners read an account of a U.S. military officer who refused to return 2 escaped slaves back to their owners. They discuss both sides of this contentious issue, and do a writing activity stating their opinions.
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1918: German Textbooks Burned in the Street

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners see that the years 1914-1918 were a time of unusual tension in Wisconsin, as the nations in Europe squared off against one another. The examine an episode of textbook burning that took place at a Wisconsin high school.
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The Prohibition Debate in Wisconsin

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders focus on the Temperance Movement in Wisconsin. They examine the various opinions and arguments of the temperance issue and subsequently debate the issue in class. Some excellent articles are attached to this lesson plan.
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Wisconsin Heritage Timeline

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore why groups of immigrants settled in Wisconsin. Through intervies with family members, printed materials, and internet research, 4th graders discover the contributions early residents made to the state. Students...
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The Black Hawk War, 1832

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students read and discuss primary documents about the Black Hawk War. They choose one of the conflicts during the war and investigate primary documents to explain both sides of the conflicts, and to discover inconsistencies in the accounts.
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Life in a Lumber Camp

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate and discuss primary documents to explain the life of lumberjacks in the 1880s.
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Wisconsin Native Americans

For Teachers 4th
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...
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Traveling in Wisconsin

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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.
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Father Jacques Marquette, 1673

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research and chart Marquette's and Jolliet's expedition of the Great Lakes and Wisconsin region. They summarize their findings contained in the explorers' journals.
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Investigating Immigration and Settlement in Wisconsin

For Teachers 4th
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.
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1854: A Real-Life Little House Story

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders discover that Laura Ingalls Wilder's novel Little House in the Big Woods made life on the Wisconsin frontier real to thousands of young readers. They examine a 5-page memoir of a pioneer girlhood in Wisconsin that's as...
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Greed or Need?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders see that by the middle of the 1800s the lumber industry in Wisconsin had become the backbone of the state's economy. They read an article about life in an 1850's logging camp and compare early logging to a current story of...
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Little Elk, 1829

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students read Little Elk's speech after he visited large cities in the eastern U.S., and write a response to what he said from the perspective of President Andrew Jackson.
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Rubie Bond, The African American Experience in Wisconsin

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read and discuss and oral history transcript about a girl who moved to Wisconsin from Mississippi. They create ten interview questions to ask other people who might serve as good oral history subjects.
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Wisconsin's Got Milk

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discover that wheat was the first important cash crop in Wisconsin, earning the state the title "America's Breadbasket." They read an article about an early promoter of the dairy industry, then work as a team to explain...
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Namely You

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the reason for the nickname, "The Badger State." They summarize information from the article about lead mining in Wisconsin using the letters in the word badger to begin sentences or phrases.
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Black Hawk War

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners discover that the Black Hawk War was a result of the collision of white lead mining interests and the attempt of the Sauk and Fox Indians to protect their homelands. They construct a timeline of this important event.
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The Creation of Wisconsin Territory

For Teachers 8th - 12th
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...
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Strike 3

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders see that the history of labor in the United States was greatly impacted by Wisconsin workers. They read an introduction and article about the labor history in Wisconsin and answer questions about Wisconsin's labor history...
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1966-1984: Desegregating Milwaukee Schools

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the history of desegregation in Wisconsin's schools. They imagine they are the administrator for the Milwaukee Public Schools and recommend what course of action they would take based on readings and current surveys.
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Hmong Struggle

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students discover that Wisconsin has the third largest Hmong population in the country, after Minnesota and California. They see the struggles and triumphs of the Hmong along with how the Wisconsin Hmong community has changed over time.
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Business Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discover that the African American population in Wisconsin increased nearly 600% between 1940 and 1960 because of the availability of jobs in industrial cities. They use a guide to African American businesses of the time...
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But I Can't Help It!

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discover that the population of black citizens in Wisconsin increased after Word War II mainly due to available jobs and higher wages. They experience what it feels like to be discriminated against in this lesson.