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What Makes Wisconsin, Wisconsin?

A lesson plan for grades K-5

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What makes Wisconsin, Wisconsin? A classroom resource for grades K-5

Enduring Understanding

Conceptions of ones' home and place are both personal and shared. By examining their own and others' ideas of Wisconsin, students gain more meaningful insight into the place they call home.

Essential Questions

  • What makes a place unique?
  • How do stereotypes influence our opinions?
  • How are feelings about a place validated or invalidated by others' experience of the same place?
  • Is the concept of a place subjective, objective, or both?

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