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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
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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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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> 

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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
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Activity/Lab
Author:
National Park Service
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
Eric the Red and Leif Ericson Settlers Lesson Plan
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In this lesson, students will explore the travels and discoveries of the Vikings. After viewing a short video about the Eric the Red and Leif Ericson, students will analyze a painting that depicts a Viking ship at sea and then read an Icelandic saga written about the early Norse people. The lesson will conclude with students researching the impact the Vikings had on the region of their choice and completing a report or presentation.

Subject:
Education
Elementary Education
Reading Informational Text
Social Studies
Archaeology
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
PBS. Learning Media
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
Grade 3 Unit 2 History Mystery 2 : What Can Different Maps Tell  Us About  Native Sovereigmty and Native Land?
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In this lesson, students will look at 3 maps to learn about where the ancestral tribal lands of four Native nations are located. The four nations are the Iroquois Confederacy (made of 5 nations), the Cherokee Nation, the Chickasaw Nation, and the Western Abenaki nation. Students will label all four groups on three different maps and as they look at each map they will consider how the land is represented on the map and how that might impact how people understand Native land and Native sovereignty.
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
Geography
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
History's Mysteries
Date Added:
06/01/2022
Grade 3 Unit 2 History Mystery 4  WHAT STRATEGIES TO NATIVE NATIONS USE TO PROTECT THEIR SOVEREIGNTY DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (2)?
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In this mystery, students will look at primary and secondary sources from the four Native nations we have been studying: Haudenosaunee/Iroquois, Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Western Abenaki. They will match their five different strategy cards with the primary and secondary sources. After reading each source, students will determine which strategy that nation used to protect their land and sovereignty during the American Revolution. After each source, students will read a brief summary that will give more information about the strategies used. Student handouts will allow students to mark up the primary and secondary sources, pick a strategy and then explain their reasoning.
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
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
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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.
Language Objective/Outcomes

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
Looking for Lincoln Through His Words: Lesson Plan
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In this lesson, students explore how Abraham Lincoln used the power of words in speeches, letters and other documents. In the Introductory Activity, students watch a segment from the PBS film Looking for Lincoln featuring Lincoln quotes and try to identify the origin of each quotation. In the first Learning Activity, students closely examine Lincoln’s use of words in the Gettysburg Address and learn that a short speech can be powerful. In the second Learning Activity, students discuss different reasons for writing letters and review some of Abraham Lincoln’s letters. In the Culminating Activity, students write their own speeches or letters and then present them to the class.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Social Studies
Civics and Government
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
PBS Learning Media
Date Added:
07/31/2022
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
Pack Your Suitcase: A lesson in immigration, decision making, and what impacts our choices
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Emigration is when someone leaves their home country and moves to live in a different country. During the Great Hunger, many Irish people left Ireland for good. People emigrated for many reasons. Some left because there was not enough food, and others because their landlord had evicted them. Many landlords evicted their tenants to avoid paying for their care. Some of these landlords also paid to put the Irish living on their land on a boat headed for the United States, Australia, England or Canada.
Included in this Lesson Plan:
 Background historical information
 Background primary source documents and activities related to Irish emigration in the 19th century
 A Pack Your Suitcase worksheet which can be used individually or for a group
activity, and requires some math and discussion, and recording with a pencil
 A comparison of 19th century and modern US immigration
 A model citizenship test

Subject:
Elementary Education
Reading Informational Text
Social Studies
Civics and Government
U.S. History
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Ireland's Great Hunger Mueseum
Date Added:
08/04/2022
The Preamble to the US Constitution, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the Declaration of Independence
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This unit is part of Gilder Lehrman’s series of Common Core State Standards–based teaching resources. These units were developed to enable students to understand, summarize, and analyze original texts of historical significance. Through a step-by-step process, students will acquire the skills to analyze any primary or secondary source material.

Over the course of three lessons the students will analyze text from three documents defining American democracy: the Preamble to the United States Constitution, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the second section of the Declaration of Independence. Understanding these three texts is an essential part of understanding American ideology and citizenship. Students will closely analyze these sources and use textual evidence to draw their conclusions and present their understanding as directed in each lesson.

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Education
Elementary Education
Social Studies
Civics and Government
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Tim Bailey
Date Added:
06/30/2022
Recollection Wisconsin Lesson plans and ideas for Educators
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Recollection Wisconsin brings together digital cultural heritage resources from Wisconsin libraries, archives, museums and historical societies and shares them with the world in partnership with the Digital Public Library of America. The webpage provides different 4-8ideas for teaching about Wisconsin history.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Reading Informational Text
Social Studies
American Indian Studies
Civics and Government
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Recollection WIsconsin
Date Added:
07/18/2022
Relations Between Native Americans and White Colonizers in Wisconsin Wisconsin Historical Society Citizen Petition and Access Project
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In this lesson, students will understand some of the struggles and prejudices Native Americans faced
in 19th-century Wisconsin. They will also be able to articulate the various concerns expressed in 19th-century
petitions as they relate to the Native American relationship with white Colonizers.

Note: Primary source materials such as petitions, letters, and diaries capture history as it happened, and
many customs, terms, social mores, and attitudes that are considered offensive now were
commonplace at the time. Please read through the primary source material before assigning it to
your class.

Subject:
Education
Elementary Education
Social Studies
American Indian Studies
Civics and Government
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Wisconsin Historical Society
Date Added:
06/29/2022
What Was Columbus Thinking?
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Most students recognize the name Christopher Columbus. They may be aware that his voyages ushered in the first period of sustained contact between Europeans and the Americas and its people. They may not know, however, why Columbus traveled to the New World or what happened to the native people he encountered.

In this lesson, students read excerpts from Columbus's letters and journals, as well as recent considerations of his achievements. Students reflect on the motivations behind Columbus's explorations, his reactions to what he found and the consequences, intended and unintended, of his endeavor.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Reading Informational Text
Social Studies
American Indian Studies
World Cultures
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
EdSiteMent
Date Added:
07/31/2022
Women’s Suffrage in the United States – Teach a Girl to Lead
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The goal of this module is to provide resources and information about the history of women’s vote in the U.S. Looking at the women’s suffrage movement provides a framework for exploring the changing role of women in politics and society in the 19th and 20th centuries. The history of suffrage offers an opportunity to examine women’s roles at critical points in the nation’s history, and to think about the impact of women’s voting behavior on politics in our time.
Activities and discussion questions are designed to explore the changing role of women in society and in politics. The module includes ideas for developing lessons on women’s suffrage and integrating the issue of suffrage into lessons on US history and politics, and to consider the impact of full suffrage on politics and society today.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Social Studies
Civics and Government
Gender Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Rutgers Eagleton Instutue of Poltics Teach a Girl to Lead
Date Added:
08/02/2022