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Discover Wisconsin history through engaging interactive programs. | Wisconsin Historical Society

Classroom Material

Interactive Programs for the Elementary Classroom

Engage your students in the study of Wisconsin history through interactive presentations.

Discover Wisconsin history through engaging interactive programs. | Wisconsin Historical Society

Created by educators from the Wisconsin Historical Museum, each program below engages with a particular aspect of Wisconsin history. Designed to be teacher-led, these inquiry driven programs drive students to  discover the "whys and hows" of Wisconsin history as they make choices and decisions, all while exploring primary and secondary source materials embedded within each presentation.

EnlargeAn image showing a slide from the Symbol Sleuths interactive.

Image from Symbol Sleuths

 

Each program below comes with a facilitation guide for the educator and an optional graphic organizer for students to track their progress.

  • Dr. Babcock's Mystery Machine - Uncover the invention that saved Wisconsin's dairy industry.
    • Babcock Graphic Organizer and Facilitation Guide
  • Mississippian Mystery - Who were the people of Aztalan and how do we know?
    • Mississippian Graphic Organizer and Facilitation Guide
  • Mystery of the Red Rose - Women's suffrage! Who's for it? Who's against? And why?
    • Suffrage Graphic Organizer and Facilitation Guide
  • Mystery in the Mine - Dig into Badger history!
    • Mine Graphic Organizer and Facilitation Guide
  • Symbol Sleuths - Discover the origins of Wisconsin's state flag and seal
    • Sleuths Graphic Organizer and Facilitation Guide