Wisconsin and The Civil War
Students examine Wisconsin's role in the Civil War by using primary source documents. They are engaged in complex thinking and analytical skill building skills.
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Dreaming of Home: Personal Narratives from the Battle of Stones River
Students gather information about the Civil War from letters to the soldiers wives. For this Civil War lesson, observe the descriptive accounts and list sensory words. Students write a letter or poem matching a scene in the letters. ...
4th - 6th English Language Arts
1854: A Real-Life Little House Story
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...
8th Social Studies & History
A Wisconsin Soldier Refuses to Give Slaves Back to Their Owners in 1862
Students 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.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
1865: Should Black Citizens Be Allowed to Vote?
Young scholars read about the case of Ezekiel Gillepsie a leader of Milwaukee's black community that sued Wisconsin election officials for the right to vote. They discuss the court's decision and suffrage in general.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History