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Chapter 2: Wisconsin: A Place with a Past | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Chapter 2: A Place with a Past

Supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Chapter 2: Wisconsin: A Place with a Past | Wisconsin Historical Society
EnlargeFive Physical Regions of Wisconsin. Northern highland, western upland, central plain, eastern ridges and lowlands, Lake Superior lowland.

Map of Wisconsin Regions

Chapter 2 is devoted entirely to the state's geography and its location in our region, country, hemisphere, and world.

Students learn how to locate Wisconsin on maps and globes using longitude and latitude, how glaciers have shaped our landforms and waterways, and how to recognize the leading characteristics and locations of the state's five physical regions.

Find reproducible worksheets and other cross-curricular activities for this chapter in the Student Activity Guide.

Book cover for Learning from the Land: Wisconsin Land Use, 2nd Edition.

'Learning from the Land: Wisconsin Land Use, 2nd Edition'

By Bobbie Malone

Encourage your students to explore how the landscape of Wisconsin has affected the state's history.
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Book cover for Working with Water: Wisconsin Waterways.

'Working with Water: Wisconsin Waterways'

By Bobbie Malone, Jefferson J. Gray, and Anika Fajardo

Introduce young readers to the enormous power of water and how it shaped our state.
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Assessment

  • Chapter 2 Assessment
    (Word document, 3 pages, 743 KB) This assessment is a Microsoft Word document, which allows you to customize it for your classroom.

Interactive Whiteboard Resources

  • Chapter 2 SMART Notebook Activities
    (.notebook format, 12 MB) To view or download the interactive whiteboard resources, you need a login and password. Learn more about how to access these materials on our Interactive Whiteboard Resources page. Interactive whiteboard files have been created on SMART Notebook 11 software and work best with SMART interactive whiteboard hardware.

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