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AAJFG - 1.01 - Wisconsin Black History and Contributions
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According to Wisconsin’s Historical Society,  African Americans have been living and working in Wisconsin since the 18th century. The state's black population continued to grow slowly throughout the 19th century. Job opportunities in the 20th century led to significant African American settlement in Wisconsin, primarily in the southeastern part of the state, especially after World War II. These resources will support Wisconsin teachers in integrating historical accomplishments and experiences of African-American’s into their instruction on Wisconsin’s history.  Source: The Wisconsin Historical Society houses one of the nation's largest research collections on African-American history.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reference Material
Author:
Joanna Schimizzi
Merle Sternberg
Jamie Murray-Branch
Gerald Sternberg
Gloria Hawkins
Date Added:
03/31/2022
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According to Wisconsin’s Historical Society,  African Americans have been living and working in Wisconsin since the 18th century. The state's black population continued to grow slowly throughout the 19th century. Job opportunities in the 20th century led to significant African American settlement in Wisconsin, primarily in the southeastern part of the state, especially after World War II. These resources will support Wisconsin teachers in integrating historical accomplishments and experiences of African-American’s into their instruction on Wisconsin’s history.  Source: The Wisconsin Historical Society houses one of the nation's largest research collections on African-American history.

Subject:
U.S. History
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Primary Source
Author:
Tamara Mouw
Date Added:
10/29/2022
AAJFG - 1.03 - Wisconsin Black History:  Guest Speaker Roster
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Children benefit from seeing and talking to individuals from different ethnic and racial backgrounds.  This list of volunteer guest speakers supports an individual teacher or school in their efforts to showcase  African-Americans, young and old,  in WI . The guest speakers list have a variety of different backgrounds and represent a multitude of professions.  School personnel should contact the Education Committee guest speaker liaison, Gerald Sternberg, to obtain information on how best to contact the volunteer guest speaker and topics of interest.< geraldsternberg2@gmail.com> 

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reference Material
Author:
Joanna Schimizzi
Merle Sternberg
Jamie Murray-Branch
Gerald Sternberg
Gloria Hawkins
Date Added:
03/31/2022
Becoming George Washington:
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By studying young George Washington’s writings as a 16-year-old surveyor and writings from his first military trip five years later students will learn about his character and ambitions. The lesson will also help dispel some of the myths and misconceptions about Washington. Students will be introduced to a young man who is strong, brave and ready to make a name for himself.

Young George Washington Grades 4-6, has a 6 page lesson plan for the teachers and the following additional material: Additional Sources, Resource Pages 1-6, Images 1-5 and an answer key. The lesson uses Washington's own words, images and maps to show his character and ambitions and how he matures over time. The lesson highlights two of young Washington's adventures, his 1748 trip as a surveyor and his 1753 military trip to ask the French to leave the area.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Reading Informational Text
Social Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
National Park Service
Date Added:
08/04/2022
Casimir Pulaski Activity Packet
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Activity packet created by Chicago Public Schools that includes a biography, summary of why the day is important to Polish Americans, and different ideas for commentating the day.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Social Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Chicago Public Schools Office of Language and Cultural Education
Date Added:
08/04/2022
Congress and Child Labor
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Congress is made up of a group of people who work together to improve the quality of lives of citizens throughout the nation. Long ago Congress decided that it was important to pass labor laws to protect children. Students will answer the question why child labor was a problem? They will explore this question by investigating a series of photographs of children working in fish factories long ago.
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In this episode, students will engage in careful observation to identify objects and note details (See), generate and test hypotheses based on evidence they have collected (Think), and reflect on their learning by applying it to related questions (Wonder).

Subject:
Education
Elementary Education
Social Studies
Civics and Government
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
KidCitizen
Date Added:
06/02/2022
Curriculum for Empowerment  (Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park)
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The National Park Service has created a K-12 curriculum that focuses on scaffolded lessons that focus on Martin Luther King’s advocacy, the March on Washington and other leaders of the Civil Rights movement.

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Character Education
Elementary Education
Reading Informational Text
Social Studies
Civics and Government
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
The National Park Service
Date Added:
07/31/2022
Frances Willard House Curriculum Materials
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Thank you for choosing the Frances Willard House Museum Lesson Activities Packet for late elementary. Inside you will find six lesson activities. They can be done independently or as a series. Two activities that work well as a set are:
Two Wheels for Change:
Bicycle Technology and Changing America"
A Wheel Within a Wheel
Bicycles and Women's Suffrage.
Historical Markers - Writing About History Using Houses,

Subject:
Education
Elementary Education
Social Studies
Gender Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Frances WIllard House Mueseum
Date Added:
07/31/2022
Gaylord Nelson: A Vision for the Earth
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From outdoor adventures in Clear Lake, to representing his community and his state in government, this down-to-earth visionary always kept his eyes on the environment to make a better world for us all.

Resources available for exploring this story include:
- A short animated video with captions and transcripts in English and Spanish
- A short biography book accessible as a slide deck, with per-page audio for listening along, and maps of key locations in the story
- Questions that can be used for conversation, reflection, and connection with the story
- A historical image gallery full of primary and secondary sources to explore
- A guide for activating the media with learners that includes story stats, extension activity ideas, and standards supported

This story is part of Wisconsin Biographies, a collection of educational media resources for grades 3-6. Explore the full collection at pbswisconsineducation.org/biographies/about.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Social Studies
Material Type:
Other
Author:
PBS Wisconsin Education
Date Added:
04/09/2020
Grade 5 Unit 3 History Mystery 2  HOW AND WHY DO PEOPLE FIGHT FOR DUE PROCESS RIGHTS?
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In this mystery, students will learn about three due process champions through the History Mystery questions “Why and how do people fight for due process rights?” The mystery begins by helping students understand what it means to fight for rights and how a person might petition for their rights. Then the mystery takes students through three due process champion stories of John Peter Zenger, Fred Korematsu, and Clarence Gideon. Each story starts with an introduction reading and video. Then students work in groups to investigate a primary source or sources related to each story with the guidance of an investigation packet. Each story helps students answer the history mystery question.
This lesson is part of a Unit that includes the following lessons:
Grade 5 Unit 3 History Mystery 1: WHAT IS "DUE PROCESS" AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?
Grade 5 Unit 3 History Mystery 2: HOW AND WHY DO PEOPLE FIGHT FOR DUE PROCESS RIGHTS?
Grade 5 Unit 3 History Mystery 3: DO STUDENTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY IN SCHOOL?

Subject:
Education
Elementary Education
Social Studies
Civics and Government
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
History's Mysteries
Date Added:
06/02/2022
Grade 5 Unit 3 History Mystery 3  DO STUDENTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY IN SCHOOL?
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In this mystery, students will learn about what due process rights young people have in and out of school. They will start by learning some background information and then specifically learn about the Reasonable Suspicion Standard for conducting student searches in schools. Students will then have two activities to practice applying the standard. The lesson will culminate with students analyzing real court cases and using their knowledge to apply the Reasonable Suspicion Standard.
This lesson is part of a Unit that includes the following lessons:
Grade 5 Unit 3 History Mystery 1: WHAT IS "DUE PROCESS" AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?
Grade 5 Unit 3 History Mystery 2: HOW AND WHY DO PEOPLE FIGHT FOR DUE PROCESS RIGHTS?
Grade 5 Unit 3 History Mystery 3: DO STUDENTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY IN SCHOOL?

Subject:
Education
Elementary Education
Social Studies
Civics and Government
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
History's Mysteries
Date Added:
06/02/2022
Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case
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Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case is a tool for students to engage in critical thinking and historical inquiry. As the plot unfolds, players come across primary source materials. Players use the same skills as real historians: investigation, identification, corroboration and contextualizing evidence. To win each challenge, players must piece together the evidence to argue their case. The game was designed by WPT Education, Field Day Lab, and a cohort of 3rd-5th grade social studies teachers. The game was tested by students throughout the state of Wisconsin.

Subject:
Social Studies
Civics and Government
U.S. History
Material Type:
Assessment
Game
Author:
Field Day Lab
PBS Wisconsin Education
Date Added:
11/26/2018
Lesson Plans · George Washington's Mount Vernon
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Collection of Lesson plans related to George Washington’s life, his service to his country, and his legacy. Lesson plans can be searched by grade level and topic.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Reading Informational Text
Social Studies
Civics and Government
Gender Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Date Added:
08/04/2022
Lexington and Concord: A Legacy of Conflict
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The students will:
• Discuss two points of view regarding the events of April 19, 1775.
• Explain the significance of the Battles of Lexington and Concord.
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The students will:
• Use information gathered about the Battles of Lexington and Concord to write for a variety of purposes

Subject:
Elementary Education
Reading Informational Text
Social Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
National Park Service
Date Added:
08/04/2022
Martin Luther King Jr.
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In this lesson, students will watch a video about Dr. King that emphasizes his commitment to nonviolence. They will then examine and analyze a 1956 flyer and a 1966 photograph that illustrate King’s approach to maintaining nonviolence. The lesson culminates with a comparison to other leaders who have been consistently nonviolent in spite of great personal risk.

Subject:
Education
Elementary Education
Reading Informational Text
Social Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
PBS Learning Media
Date Added:
07/31/2022
Native Sovereignty and the Revolution: Mystery 3: WHAT STRATEGIES TO NATIVE NATIONS USE TO PROTECT THEIR SOVEREIGNTY DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (1)?
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In this lesson, students will be introduced to five different strategies that Native nations used to protect their land and sovereignty during the American Revolution. Students will be reminded about the key ideas of the American Revolution and learn a little bit about how the Americans talked about Native people in the Declaration of Independence. They will also learn that both the British and the Americans tried to court Native nations to join their side during the war. Students will then be introduced to five different strategies used by different Native nations.
This lesson is part of a unit that includes the following lessons:
Grade 3 Unit 2 History Mystery 1: WHAT IS NATIVE SOVEREIGNTY AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Grade 3 Unit 2 History Mystery 2: WHAT CAN DIFFERENT MAPS TELL US ABOUT NATIVE SOVEREIGNTY AND NATIVE LAND?
Grade 3 Unit 2 History Mystery 3: WHAT STRATEGIES TO NATIVE NATIONS USE TO PROTECT THEIR SOVEREIGNTY DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (1)?
Grade 3 Unit 2 History Mystery 4: WHAT STRATEGIES TO NATIVE NATIONS USE TO PROTECT THEIR SOVEREIGNTY DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (2)?

Subject:
Education
Elementary Education
Social Studies
American Indian Studies
Civics and Government
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
History's Mysteries
Date Added:
06/01/2022
Native Tribes of Wisconsin:  Southern Tribes
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This unit focuses on the southern tribes of Wisconsin. Students will learn about the location of each tribe. They will also learn about a brief history of the tribes. Students will be asked to do some of the research on their own . This unit contains links to two individual lessons focusing on the Brothertown and Potawatomi band of Native Americans. Each lesson contains links to necessary material.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Learning Task
Lesson
Unit of Study
Author:
Jolene Arndt
Date Added:
08/02/2019