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Chapter 7: Wisconsin and the Civil War | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Chapter 7: Wisconsin and the Civil War

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

Chapter 7: Wisconsin and the Civil War | Wisconsin Historical Society
EnlargeLithograph of soldiers marching at Camp Randall. WHI 1838.

Camp Randall During the Civil War, 1864

Chapter 7 focuses on the upheaval brought on by the events associated with the Civil War.

Students will learn about Wisconsin abolitionists, slavery, the Fugitive Slave Act, and the war's impact on the homefront.

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

Book cover for Caroline Quarlls and the Underground Railroad.

Caroline Quarlls and the Underground Railroad

by Julia Pferdehirt
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Book cover for Lucius Fairchild: Civil War Hero.

Lucius Fairchild: Civil War Hero

by Stuart Stotts
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Book cover for Cordelia Harvey: Civil War Angel.

Cordelia Harvey: Civil War Angel

by Bob Kann
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  • Chapter 7 Assessment
    (Word document, 2 pages, 740 KB) This assessment is a Microsoft Word document, which allows you to customize it for your classroom.

Interactive Whiteboard Resources

  • Chapter 7 SMART Notebook Activities
    (.notebook format, 9 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.

Books Related to This Chapter

Field Trips Related to This Chapter

  • 'Explore the Era of Stagecoach Travel' Field Trip to Wade House
    During this historic site field trip students will return to the time of stagecoach travel and see a community where Yankee refinement met the Wisconsin wilderness.
  • 'Civil War School Day' at Wade House
    Held each September for 5th grade students, this Civil War-era school day provides hands-on encounters to teach students about recruitment, enlistment, camp set-up, soldiers' aid, camp discipline, music and more. Advance reservations required.

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