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1924 Early Years - Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams
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In this segment from the documentary Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams, Vel ...

In this segment from the documentary Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams, Vel Phillips introduces herself and shares about her early life and family.

Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams tells the story of one remarkable woman and the struggles she undertook to build a better community. Discover the story of civil rights activist Vel Phillips, Wisconsin's first African American woman elected secretary of state.

Lesson plans, other segments, the full documentary and other resources available at: https://wpteducation.org/vel-phillips-dream-big-dreams

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09/14/2016
1942 Howard University - Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams
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In this segment from the documentary Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams,"Vel Phillips ...

In this segment from the documentary Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams,"Vel Phillips experiences discrimination during college and marries her husband, Dale.

Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams tells the story of one remarkable woman and the struggles she undertook to build a better community. Discover the story of civil rights activist Vel Phillips, Wisconsin's first African American woman elected secretary of state.

Lesson plans, other segments, the full documentary and other resources available at: https://wpteducation.org/vel-phillips-dream-big-dreams.

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09/14/2016
1948 Law School - Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams
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In this segment from the documentary Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams, Vel ...

In this segment from the documentary Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams, Vel Phillips and her husband face discrimination while attending law school.

Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams tells the story of one remarkable woman and the struggles she undertook to build a better community. Discover the story of civil rights activist Vel Phillips, Wisconsin's first African American woman elected secretary of state.

Lesson plans, other segments, the full documentary and other resources available at: https://wpteducation.org/vel-phillips-dream-big-dreams

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WPT Education
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09/14/2016
1956 Alderwoman - Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams
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In this segment from the documentary Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams, learn ...

In this segment from the documentary Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams, learn how Vel Phillips had to overcome gender and race discrimination while in office.

Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams tells the story of one remarkable woman and the struggles she undertook to build a better community. Discover the story of civil rights activist Vel Phillips, Wisconsin's first African American woman elected secretary of state.

Lesson plans, other segments, the full documentary and other resources available at: https://wpteducation.org/vel-phillips-dream-big-dreams

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Social Studies
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09/14/2016
1956 First Campaign - Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams
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In this segment from the documentary Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams, Vel ...

In this segment from the documentary Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams, Vel Phillips is elected to Milwaukee's Common Council after opening a law office with her husband.

Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams tells the story of one remarkable woman and the struggles she undertook to build a better community. Discover the story of civil rights activist Vel Phillips, Wisconsin's first African American woman elected secretary of state.

Lesson plans, other segments, the full documentary and other resources available at: https://wpteducation.org/vel-phillips-dream-big-dreams

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Social Studies
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09/14/2016
1960 Democratic National Convention - Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams
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In this segment from the documentary Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams, Vel ...

In this segment from the documentary Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams, Vel Phillips is the first African American woman elected to the Democratic National Committee.

Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams tells the story of one remarkable woman and the struggles she undertook to build a better community. Discover the story of civil rights activist Vel Phillips, Wisconsin's first African American woman elected secretary of state.

Lesson plans, other segments, the full documentary and other resources available at: https://wpteducation.org/vel-phillips-dream-big-dreams

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Social Studies
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09/14/2016
1962 The Road to Open Housing - Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams
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In this segment from the documentary Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams, Milwaukee ...

In this segment from the documentary Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams, Milwaukee residents are not allowed to buy housing in certain neighborhoods because of segregation.

Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams tells the story of one remarkable woman and the struggles she undertook to build a better community. Discover the story of civil rights activist Vel Phillips, Wisconsin's first African American woman elected secretary of state.

Lesson plans, other segments, the full documentary and other resources available at: https://wpteducation.org/vel-phillips-dream-big-dreams

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Social Studies
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09/14/2016
1967 Open Housing - Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams
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In this segment from the documentary Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams, Vel ...

In this segment from the documentary Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams, Vel Phillips is arrested while rallying for the right to live in any neighborhood.

Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams tells the story of one remarkable woman and the struggles she undertook to build a better community. Discover the story of civil rights activist Vel Phillips, Wisconsin's first African American woman elected secretary of state.

Lesson plans, other segments, the full documentary and other resources available at: https://wpteducation.org/vel-phillips-dream-big-dreams

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Social Studies
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09/14/2016
1971 Children's Court Judge - Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams
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In this segment from the documentary Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams, Governor ...

In this segment from the documentary Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams, Governor Patrick Lucey appoints Vel Phillips as a children's court judge.

Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams tells the story of one remarkable woman and the struggles she undertook to build a better community. Discover the story of civil rights activist Vel Phillips, Wisconsin's first African American woman elected secretary of state.

Lesson plans, other segments, the full documentary and other resources available at: https://wpteducation.org/vel-phillips-dream-big-dreams

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Social Studies
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WPT Education
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WPT Education
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09/14/2016
1978 Secretary of State - Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams
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In this segment from the documentary Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams, Vel ...

In this segment from the documentary Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams, Vel Phillips is elected Wisconsin's first African American Secretary of State.

Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams tells the story of one remarkable woman and the struggles she undertook to build a better community. Discover the story of civil rights activist Vel Phillips, Wisconsin's first African American woman elected secretary of state.

Lesson plans, other segments, the full documentary and other resources available at: https://wpteducation.org/vel-phillips-dream-big-dreams

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Social Studies
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WPT Education
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WPT Education
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09/14/2016
1982 After Secretary of State - Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams
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In this segment from the documentary Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams, learn ...

In this segment from the documentary Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams, learn how Vel Phillips continued to work for equity and justice after her political career ended.

Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams tells the story of one remarkable woman and the struggles she undertook to build a better community. Discover the story of civil rights activist Vel Phillips, Wisconsin's first African American woman elected secretary of state.

Lesson plans, other segments, the full documentary and other resources available at: https://wpteducation.org/vel-phillips-dream-big-dreams

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Social Studies
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Diagram/Illustration
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WPT Education
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WPT Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Adaptation and Mitigation - Climate Wisconsin
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After watching this video, students will be able to distinguish between the ...

After watching this video, students will be able to distinguish between the roles of mitigation and adaptation in responding to climate change. The video offers examples of actions that humans can take as individuals and a society to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change on natural and built environments.

Adaption and Mitigation is from Climate Wisconsin — an educational multimedia project featuring stories about the impact of climate change in Wisconsin. Available resources include an interactive and ten videos along with background essays and teaching tips. Climate Wisconsin connects stories of personal observation and experience to current climate change research.

Discover more at ClimateWisconsin.org.

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Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Physical Science
Social Studies
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Diagram/Illustration
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WPT Education
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WPT Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Belle Case La Follette: Ballots And Bloomers - Wisconsin Biographies
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At a time when women were expected to stay at home, Belle ...

At a time when women were expected to stay at home, Belle Case La Follette went out and made her voice heard in national politics. She was a staunch supporter of women's rights, racial justice, physical education for women and other progressive causes.

This story is from Wisconsin Biographies — a collection of free educational, online media resources to enrich your social studies and literacy curriculum, using the stories of famous people in Wisconsin history. Educational materials include short animated videos, leveled ebooks and printable books, cross curricular online activities for students, a gallery of historic images, and teaching tips (short, flexible lesson plans) tied to fourth grade academic standards. Students can define, analyze, compare and contrast historical figures, time periods, eras and themes, including westward expansion, slavery, women’s suffrage, innovation, and civil rights. 

This interactive resource is designed for use in elementary and middle schools, and for kids at home.

Discover more at WPTeducation.org/biographies.

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English Language Arts
Social Studies
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Diagram/Illustration
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WPT Education
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WPT Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Bill Harley And Arthur Davidson: Innovation On Two Wheels - Wisconsin Biographies
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Resources, ideas, and opportunities combined at the turn of the century to ...

Resources, ideas, and opportunities combined at the turn of the century to enable Bill Harley and Arthur Davidson to realize their dream of building a better motorcycle. The company they founded as young men became one of the largest companies in Wisconsin.

This story is from Wisconsin Biographies — a collection of free educational, online media resources to enrich your social studies and literacy curriculum, using the stories of famous people in Wisconsin history. Educational materials include short animated videos, leveled ebooks and printable books, cross curricular online activities for students, a gallery of historic images, and teaching tips (short, flexible lesson plans) tied to fourth grade academic standards. Students can define, analyze, compare and contrast historical figures, time periods, eras and themes, including westward expansion, slavery, women’s suffrage, innovation, and civil rights. 

This interactive resource is designed for use in elementary and middle schools, and for kids at home.

Discover more at WPTeducation.org/biographies.

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English Language Arts
Social Studies
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Diagram/Illustration
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WPT Education
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WPT Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Birkebeiner - Climate Wisconsin
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In this story, follow John Kotar through the 2010 American Birkebeiner cross-country ...

In this story, follow John Kotar through the 2010 American Birkebeiner cross-country ski race from Cable to Hayward, WI. Having skied every 'Birkie' since it started in 1973, John shares his experience and how the race is being threatened by climate change.

This story is from Climate Wisconsin — an educational multimedia project featuring stories about the impact of climate change in Wisconsin. Available resources include an interactive and ten videos along with background essays and teaching tips. Climate Wisconsin connects stories of personal observation and experience to current climate change research.

Discover more at ClimateWisconsin.org.

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Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Physical Science
Social Studies
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Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
WPT Education
Author:
WPT Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Cause and Effect (Theme Video) - Wisconsin Biographies
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This short animation uses examples from Wisconsin Biographies to prompt viewers to ...

This short animation uses examples from Wisconsin Biographies to prompt viewers to discuss different ways of analyzing cause and effect.

This story is from Wisconsin Biographies — a collection of free educational, online media resources to enrich your social studies and literacy curriculum, using the stories of famous people in Wisconsin history. Educational materials include short animated videos, leveled ebooks and printable books, cross curricular online activities for students, a gallery of historic images, and teaching tips (short, flexible lesson plans) tied to fourth grade academic standards. Students can define, analyze, compare and contrast historical figures, time periods, eras and themes, including westward expansion, slavery, women’s suffrage, innovation, and civil rights. 

This interactive resource is designed for use in elementary and middle schools, and for kids at home.

Discover more at WPTeducation.org/biographies.

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English Language Arts
Social Studies
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Diagram/Illustration
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WPT Education
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WPT Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Chief Oshkosh: Leader In Troubled Times - Wisconsin Biographies
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During a time when the United States government was pushing many American ...

During a time when the United States government was pushing many American Indian nations off their lands, Chief Oshkosh worked to negotiate treaties that would allow the Menominee to stay in their homeland. He also promoted his people's traditional forest management practices, known today as sustainable forestry.

This story is from Wisconsin Biographies — a collection of free educational, online media resources to enrich your social studies and literacy curriculum, using the stories of famous people in Wisconsin history. Educational materials include short animated videos, leveled ebooks and printable books, cross curricular online activities for students, a gallery of historic images, and teaching tips (short, flexible lesson plans) tied to fourth grade academic standards. Students can define, analyze, compare and contrast historical figures, time periods, eras and themes, including westward expansion, slavery, women’s suffrage, innovation, and civil rights. 

This interactive resource is designed for use in elementary and middle schools, and for kids at home.

Discover more at WPTeducation.org/biographies.

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English Language Arts
Social Studies
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Diagram/Illustration
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WPT Education
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WPT Education
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09/14/2016
Clan Mother: Healing The Community - The Ways
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Molly Miller - Stockbridge Munsee Band of MohicanIn Clan Mother, Molly Miller ...

Molly Miller - Stockbridge Munsee Band of MohicanIn Clan Mother, Molly Miller shares her experience as a healer and explores the role of elders in her community. One of these roles is to bring back Native language and cultural healing practices. This can be a way to heal the historical trauma that resulted when children were taken from their families during the boarding school era. As a Clan Mother, Molly is a leader in the current grassroots efforts to help young people and bring the community together by restoring traditional culture.

This story is from The Ways — a series of stories from Native communities around the central Great Lakes, featuring tribal communities of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. This engaging online educational resource explores connections between traditional ways and those of today. It also features an interactive map that shows the series’ story locations, as well as the treaty lands, tribal lands and Native population around the central Great Lakes.

The Ways supports educators in meeting the requirements of Wisconsin Act 31, seeking to expand and challenge current understanding of Native identity and communities.

Discover more at TheWays.org.

Subject:
American Indian Studies
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Diagram/Illustration
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WPT Education
Author:
WPT Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Elizabeth Baird: Life In Territorial Wisconsin - Wisconsin Biographies
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Elizabeth Baird was a strong woman with fierce determination living on the ...

Elizabeth Baird was a strong woman with fierce determination living on the Wisconsin frontier. Born a native French speaker, Baird taught herself English and worked as an interpreter in her husband's law firm, all while operating her family's farm and recording her memoirs. Her rich descriptions about the fur trade, 1800s Green Bay, and the Peshtigo Fire provide a window into life in early Wisconsin.

This story is from Wisconsin Biographies — a collection of free educational, online media resources to enrich your social studies and literacy curriculum, using the stories of famous people in Wisconsin history. Educational materials include short animated videos, leveled ebooks and printable books, cross curricular online activities for students, a gallery of historic images, and teaching tips (short, flexible lesson plans) tied to fourth grade academic standards. Students can define, analyze, compare and contrast historical figures, time periods, eras and themes, including westward expansion, slavery, women’s suffrage, innovation, and civil rights. 

This interactive resource is designed for use in elementary and middle schools, and for kids at home.

Discover more at WPTeducation.org/biographies.

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English Language Arts
Social Studies
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Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
WPT Education
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WPT Education
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09/14/2016
Evaluating - Into the Book
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Students will learn about and practice the reading comprehension strategy of evaluating ...

Students will learn about and practice the reading comprehension strategy of evaluating with this short video and two interactives from Into the Book.

In the video, Mrs. Pingel realizes they are ready for a new strategy while students are doing research for a science project. She introduces evaluating using examples from students' own lives and class book reviews. Malaika begins evaluating her space resources, and is drawn into a NASA web site, where she has to use the strategy to get out of a space emergency in her own rocket ship. She also manages to use the strategy to get a new dog from the Humane Society.

In the first interactive — Space Race — students learn to critically evaluate websites while racing to build and launch a rocket during this activity. To build each stage of their rocket, they must choose which website would be the most useful source for a particular research task. The program guides students to apply specific criteria to the task, evaluating for appropriate information, reliability, and currency.

In the second interactive — Journey to Magla — students voyage to the star system Magla. They have four books in their spaceship, which they use to help them evaluate the three planets in the star system and decide on which to land for each part of their mission. They must also evaluate the books based on their usefulness for each task.

Into the Book is a reading comprehension multimedia resource. Students learn to use reading comprehension strategies including: prior knowledge, making connections, questioning, visualizing, inferring, summarizing, evaluating and synthesizing. This resource includes educational videos, online activities, professional learning videos and teacher tools. Discover more at reading.ecb.org.

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English Language Arts
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Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
WPT Education
Author:
WPT Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Extreme Heat - Climate Wisconsin
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Elijah Furquan, a spoken word artist in Milwaukee, WI, describes the effects ...

Elijah Furquan, a spoken word artist in Milwaukee, WI, describes the effects of extreme heat on his urban community.

This story is from Climate Wisconsin — an educational multimedia project featuring stories about the impact of climate change in Wisconsin. Available resources include an interactive and ten videos along with background essays and teaching tips. Climate Wisconsin connects stories of personal observation and experience to current climate change research.

Discover more at ClimateWisconsin.org.

Subject:
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Physical Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
WPT Education
Author:
WPT Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Farming - Climate Wisconsin
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Kyle Niedfeldt Zenz, a fourth generation farmer in Bangor, Wisconsin, is the ...

Kyle Niedfeldt Zenz, a fourth generation farmer in Bangor, Wisconsin, is the farm manager at Old Oak Family Farm. Watch as she describes the diverse crops and animals raised on the farm and the challenges they face from climate change, including pests and disease.

This story is from Climate Wisconsin — an educational multimedia project featuring stories about the impact of climate change in Wisconsin. Available resources include an interactive and ten videos along with background essays and teaching tips. Climate Wisconsin connects stories of personal observation and experience to current climate change research.

Discover more at ClimateWisconsin.org.

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Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Life Science
Physical Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
WPT Education
Author:
WPT Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Fly Fishing - Climate Wisconsin
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Follow Peter Cozad, a fly fishing guide in Viroqua as he explores ...

Follow Peter Cozad, a fly fishing guide in Viroqua as he explores a few of the many trout streams in southwestern Wisconsin. Learn why fly fishing is important to the economy of the region as well as to him personally, and how it may be threatened by climate change.

This story is from Climate Wisconsin — an educational multimedia project featuring stories about the impact of climate change in Wisconsin. Available resources include an interactive and ten videos along with background essays and teaching tips. Climate Wisconsin connects stories of personal observation and experience to current climate change research.

Discover more at ClimateWisconsin.org.

Subject:
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Physical Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
WPT Education
Author:
WPT Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Forestry - Climate Wisconsin
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Marshall Pecore, forest manager for Menominee Tribal Enterprises, describes the forest's economic ...

Marshall Pecore, forest manager for Menominee Tribal Enterprises, describes the forest's economic and cultural value, and the management techniques used in order to sustain it. He identifies invasive species and diseases as a major threat to forest health, a threat that may intensify as Wisconsin's climate warms.

This story is from Climate Wisconsin — an educational multimedia project featuring stories about the impact of climate change in Wisconsin. Available resources include an interactive and ten videos along with background essays and teaching tips. Climate Wisconsin connects stories of personal observation and experience to current climate change research.

Discover more at ClimateWisconsin.org.

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Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Life Science
Physical Science
Social Studies
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
WPT Education
Author:
WPT Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Great Lakes Shipping - Climate Wisconsin
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Come aboard with Pilot Randy Hayes on the Isa, a Great Lakes ...

Come aboard with Pilot Randy Hayes on the Isa, a Great Lakes cargo ship carrying steel to the Port of Milwaukee, and explore the impacts of climate change on Great Lakes shipping. Learn how water level and shipping season affect the amount of cargo a ship can carry.

This story is from Climate Wisconsin — an educational multimedia project featuring stories about the impact of climate change in Wisconsin. Available resources include an interactive and ten videos along with background essays and teaching tips. Climate Wisconsin connects stories of personal observation and experience to current climate change research.

Discover more at ClimateWisconsin.org.

Subject:
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Physical Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
WPT Education
Author:
WPT Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Hunting Deer: Sharing The Harvest - The Ways
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Greg Johnson - Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior ChippewaGreg Johnson ...

Greg Johnson - Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior ChippewaGreg Johnson is a hunter and traditional craftsman. In Hunting Deer, he shares how and why hunting is so important to his family and to his community's health and way of life. He discusses how treaty rights for hunting allow his people to continue their traditional relationship with the natural world, including both respect for and dependence on the deer for food, crafts and traditional art.

This story is from The Ways — a series of stories from Native communities around the central Great Lakes, featuring tribal communities of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. This engaging online educational resource explores connections between traditional ways and those of today. It also features an interactive map that shows the series’ story locations, as well as the treaty lands, tribal lands and Native population around the central Great Lakes.

The Ways supports educators in meeting the requirements of Wisconsin Act 31, seeking to expand and challenge current understanding of Native identity and communities.

Discover more at TheWays.org.

Subject:
American Indian Studies
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
WPT Education
Author:
WPT Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Ice Fishing - Climate Wisconsin
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Climate change is affecting the duration of ice cover on Lake Monona ...

Climate change is affecting the duration of ice cover on Lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin. Learn about the relationship between ice fishing and decreasing ice cover through the eyes of two local ice fishers.

This story is from Climate Wisconsin — an educational multimedia project featuring stories about the impact of climate change in Wisconsin. Available resources include an interactive and ten videos along with background essays and teaching tips. Climate Wisconsin connects stories of personal observation and experience to current climate change research.

Discover more at ClimateWisconsin.org.

Subject:
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Social Studies
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
WPT Education
Author:
WPT Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Idea Mapper - Wisconsin Biographies
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Using this interactive, students will create a digital idea map, or graphic ...

Using this interactive, students will create a digital idea map, or graphic organizer, to identify themes and ideas connecting the biographies of one or more Wisconsinites. Students can email, print or create a link of their finished idea map.

This resource is part of Wisconsin Biographies -- a collection of free educational, online media resources to enrich your social studies and literacy curriculum, using the stories of famous people in Wisconsin history. Educational materials include short animated videos, leveled ebooks and printable books, cross curricular online activities for students, a gallery of historic images, and teaching tips (short, flexible lesson plans) tied to fourth grade academic standards. Students can define, analyze, compare and contrast historical figures, time periods, eras and themes, including westward expansion, slavery, women’s suffrage, innovation, and civil rights. 

This interactive resource is designed for use in elementary and middle schools, and for kids at home.

Discover more at WPTeducation.org/biographies.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Learning Task
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WPT Education
Author:
WPT Education
Date Added:
12/28/2015
Inferring - Into the Book
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Students will learn about and practice the reading comprehension strategy of inferring ...

Students will learn about and practice the reading comprehension strategy of inferring with this short video and interactive from Into the Book.

In the video, Mrs. Pingel uses dance to introduce her students to the strategy of inferring. When the class receives letters from their Canadian pen pals, Lizzy realizes she needs to infer to understand hers. She soon finds herself inside a letter filled with humor and adventure. She later uses inferring to solve a mystery in her own attic.

In the interactive, students try to infer meaning from a variety of texts, including a text message, a historical photo, a blog, and letters from virtual pen pals. For example, if they choose a pen pal letter, students must make inferences about location ("WHERE is your pen pal?") and inferences about personality ("WHO is your pen pal?"). Students search for clues in the text, and then choose from three possible inferences for each clue.

Into the Book is a reading comprehension multimedia resource. Students learn to use reading comprehension strategies including: prior knowledge, making connections, questioning, visualizing, inferring, summarizing, evaluating and synthesizing. This resource includes educational videos, online activities, professional learning videos and teacher tools. Discover more at reading.ecb.org.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
WPT Education
Author:
WPT Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Influence on Government (Theme Video) - Wisconsin Biographies
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This short animation uses examples from Wisconsin Biographies to prompt viewers to ...

This short animation uses examples from Wisconsin Biographies to prompt viewers to critically analyze and discuss different ways people influence government.

This story is from Wisconsin Biographies — a collection of free educational, online media resources to enrich your social studies and literacy curriculum, using the stories of famous people in Wisconsin history. Educational materials include short animated videos, leveled ebooks and printable books, cross curricular online activities for students, a gallery of historic images, and teaching tips (short, flexible lesson plans) tied to fourth grade academic standards. Students can define, analyze, compare and contrast historical figures, time periods, eras and themes, including westward expansion, slavery, women’s suffrage, innovation, and civil rights. 

This interactive resource is designed for use in elementary and middle schools, and for kids at home.

Discover more at WPTeducation.org/biographies.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
WPT Education
Author:
WPT Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Into the Book
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Into the Book is a reading comprehension multimedia resource. Students learn to ...

Into the Book is a reading comprehension multimedia resource. Students learn to use reading comprehension strategies including: prior knowledge, making connections, questioning, visualizing, inferring, summarizing, evaluating and synthesizing. This resource includes educational videos, online activities, professional learning videos and teacher tools. Discover more at reading.ecb.org.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Reading
Self Assessment
Provider:
WPT Education
Author:
WPT Education
Date Added:
04/05/2016
Into the Map
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Into the Map is a Wisconsin geography and English language arts resource ...

Into the Map is a Wisconsin geography and English language arts resource for students in grades three through six. The five online activities provide students the opportunity to apply geography skills while analyzing and creating maps.

Subject:
Social Studies
Geography
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
WPT Education
Author:
WPT Education
Date Added:
11/03/2016
Introduction - Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams
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In this segment from the documentary Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams, watch ...

In this segment from the documentary Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams, watch a brief overview of Vel Phillips' accomplishments, including fair housing in Milwaukee.

Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams tells the story of one remarkable woman and the struggles she undertook to build a better community. Discover the story of civil rights activist Vel Phillips, Wisconsin's first African American woman elected secretary of state.

Lesson plans, other segments, the full documentary and other resources available at: https://wpteducation.org/vel-phillips-dream-big-dreams

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
WPT Education
Author:
WPT Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Joshua Glover: And The End Of Slavery - Wisconsin Biographies
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Joshua Glover escaped slavery in St. Louis, Missouri, only to be recaptured ...

Joshua Glover escaped slavery in St. Louis, Missouri, only to be recaptured in Wisconsin. Defying the Fugitive Slave Act, abolitionists including Sherman Booth aided Joshua's escape via the Underground Railroad. These actions were part of a chain of events that led to the formation of the Republican Party and the Emancipation Proclamation.

This story is from Wisconsin Biographies — a collection of free educational, online media resources to enrich your social studies and literacy curriculum, using the stories of famous people in Wisconsin history. Educational materials include short animated videos, leveled ebooks and printable books, cross curricular online activities for students, a gallery of historic images, and teaching tips (short, flexible lesson plans) tied to fourth grade academic standards. Students can define, analyze, compare and contrast historical figures, time periods, eras and themes, including westward expansion, slavery, women’s suffrage, innovation, and civil rights. 

This interactive resource is designed for use in elementary and middle schools, and for kids at home.

Discover more at WPTeducation.org/biographies.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
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WPT Education
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Kate Pelham Newcomb: Doctor Of The Northwoods - Wisconsin Biographies
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As a woman in the early 1900s, Kate Pelham Newcomb had to ...

As a woman in the early 1900s, Kate Pelham Newcomb had to fight to achieve her dream of becoming a doctor. As a physician in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, she sometimes had to fight to reach her patients, traveling by snowshoes and canoe. She is known for her contributions to public health in rural Wisconsin, including delivering over 4,000 babies and building a hospital.

This story is from Wisconsin Biographies — a collection of free educational, online media resources to enrich your social studies and literacy curriculum, using the stories of famous people in Wisconsin history. Educational materials include short animated videos, leveled ebooks and printable books, cross curricular online activities for students, a gallery of historic images, and teaching tips (short, flexible lesson plans) tied to fourth grade academic standards. Students can define, analyze, compare and contrast historical figures, time periods, eras and themes, including westward expansion, slavery, women’s suffrage, innovation, and civil rights. 

This interactive resource is designed for use in elementary and middle schools, and for kids at home.

Discover more at WPTeducation.org/biographies.

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English Language Arts
Social Studies
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WPT Education
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WPT Education
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09/14/2016
Lady Thunderhawks: Leading The Way - The Ways
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Jessica House - Oneida NationThe Lady Thunderhawks are the Oneida Nation High ...

Jessica House - Oneida NationThe Lady Thunderhawks are the Oneida Nation High School girls basketball team. Jessica House, a senior and captain of the team, considers how team membership affects her identity as a member of her community and the Oneida Nation. The story explores the role of the basketball team in the community and highlights the importance of language and culture in school. This video is part of The Ways, a series of stories on culture and language from Native communities around the central Great Lakes.

This story is from The Ways — a series of stories from Native communities around the central Great Lakes, featuring tribal communities of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. This engaging online educational resource explores connections between traditional ways and those of today. It also features an interactive map that shows the series’ story locations, as well as the treaty lands, tribal lands and Native population around the central Great Lakes.

The Ways supports educators in meeting the requirements of Wisconsin Act 31, seeking to expand and challenge current understanding of Native identity and communities.

Discover more at TheWays.org.

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American Indian Studies
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WPT Education
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WPT Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Lake Superior Whitefish: Carrying On A Family Tradition - The Ways
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Pat and Chris Peterson - Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior ChippewaLake ...

Pat and Chris Peterson - Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior ChippewaLake Superior Whitefish shares the story of the Petersons, a commercial fishing family in Hancock, Michigan. Pat Peterson explains how treaties made with the U.S. government protect her people's right to hunt and fish in the ceded territories that once belonged to them. Though they initially faced opposition and prejudice when they moved to the area to fish, this family business is now an integral part of the community.

This story is from The Ways — a series of stories from Native communities around the central Great Lakes, featuring tribal communities of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. This engaging online educational resource explores connections between traditional ways and those of today. It also features an interactive map that shows the series’ story locations, as well as the treaty lands, tribal lands and Native population around the central Great Lakes.

The Ways supports educators in meeting the requirements of Wisconsin Act 31, seeking to expand and challenge current understanding of Native identity and communities.

Discover more at TheWays.org.

Subject:
American Indian Studies
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WPT Education
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WPT Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Language Apprentice: Bringing Back The Ho-Chunk Language - The Ways
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Arlene Blackdeer - Ho-Chunk NationArlene Blackdeer, a language apprentice for the Hoocak ...

Arlene Blackdeer - Ho-Chunk NationArlene Blackdeer, a language apprentice for the Hoocak Waaziija Haci Language Division of the Ho-Chunk Nation, shares her experience in her community's effort to bring back the Ho-Chunk language. The apprentice program pairs young people with elder native speakers to improve their language skills. These apprentices then go on to teach language classes in the schools and surrounding community. The story highlights the role of elders in the community in passing on cultural knowledge, and the language revitalization efforts currently under way.

This story is from The Ways — a series of stories from Native communities around the central Great Lakes, featuring tribal communities of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. This engaging online educational resource explores connections between traditional ways and those of today. It also features an interactive map that shows the series’ story locations, as well as the treaty lands, tribal lands and Native population around the central Great Lakes.

The Ways supports educators in meeting the requirements of Wisconsin Act 31, seeking to expand and challenge current understanding of Native identity and communities.

Discover more at TheWays.org.

Subject:
American Indian Studies
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Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
WPT Education
Author:
WPT Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Leadership (Theme Video) - Wisconsin Biographies
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This short, one-minute video uses examples from Wisconsin Biographies to prompt viewers ...

This short, one-minute video uses examples from Wisconsin Biographies to prompt viewers to critically analyze and discuss leadership. Lesson ideas included.

This story is from Wisconsin Biographies — a collection of free educational, online media resources to enrich your social studies and literacy curriculum, using the stories of famous people in Wisconsin history. Educational materials include short animated videos, leveled ebooks and printable books, cross curricular online activities for students, a gallery of historic images, and teaching tips (short, flexible lesson plans) tied to fourth grade academic standards. Students can define, analyze, compare and contrast historical figures, time periods, eras and themes, including westward expansion, slavery, women’s suffrage, innovation, and civil rights. 

This interactive resource is designed for use in elementary and middle schools, and for kids at home.

Discover more at WPTeducation.org/biographies.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
WPT Education
Author:
WPT Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016
Les Paul: The Search For The New Sound - Wisconsin Biographies
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He heard the sound in his mind--a unique sound that no one ...

He heard the sound in his mind--a unique sound that no one had ever heard before--and he wanted to share it with the world. Les Paul's natural curiosity and relentless enthusiasm for music, guitar, and electronics propelled this "Wizard from Waukesha" from Wisconsin into music history. His groundbreaking music techniques are still used today in the music industry.

This story is from Wisconsin Biographies — a collection of free educational, online media resources to enrich your social studies and literacy curriculum, using the stories of famous people in Wisconsin history. Educational materials include short animated videos, leveled ebooks and printable books, cross curricular online activities for students, a gallery of historic images, and teaching tips (short, flexible lesson plans) tied to fourth grade academic standards. Students can define, analyze, compare and contrast historical figures, time periods, eras and themes, including westward expansion, slavery, women’s suffrage, innovation, and civil rights. 

This interactive resource is designed for use in elementary and middle schools, and for kids at home.

Discover more at WPTeducation.org/biographies.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
WPT Education
Author:
WPT Education
Date Added:
09/14/2016