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Understanding Bias

A Classroom Resource for grades 6-8
Students use political cartoons of the past to understand bias in the media
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Getting the Message: How Governments Use Public Information Posters to Inform and Inspire

A Classroom Tie-in to the BIG History is Happening project
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Badger Boys in Blue: A Soldier's Letters 1862–1865

Wisconsin and the Civil War: Camp Randall
Use the letters of Civil War solders to take a closer look at Camp Randall and Wisconsin's role in the Civil War
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Civil War Draft in Wisconsin

Wisconsin and the Civil War
Use the 1862 Civil War Draft Riots to examine differing opinions on the Civil War in Wisconsin
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Wisconsin Copperhead Anti-War Movement and Marcus 'Brick' Pomeroy

Wisconsin and the Civil War
Use the writing of Marcus "Brick" Pomeroy to examine different opinions on the Civil War
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U.S. Mail Order and Catalog Homes in the Early 20th Century

Use local architectural resources to teach students about mail order homes in the United States
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Community Design Game

Help students understand the physical design and compostion of their community
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Using Architectural History to Raise Community Awareness

Introduce your students to the basics of architectural history and historic preservation through a community architectural survey project
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Rubie Bond, Oral History, and the African-American Experience in Wisconsin

Examine the oral history and migration experiences of Rubie Bond, an African-American resident of Beloit featured on Wisconsin Public Television
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Little Elk, 1829

Use the 1829 speech by Little Elk, Ho-Chunk orator, to learn more about Ho-Chunk views on Euro-American cultures
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Life in a Lumber Camp

Learn more about life in a lumber camp by using primary sources
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Father Jacques Marquette, 1673

Use the 1673 journal of Father Jacques Marquette to introduce students to the early exploration of Wisconsin
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An 'American Letter' by Norwegian Immigrants

Use a letter written home by a Norwegian immigrant to take a closer look at the immigrant experience in 1840s Wisconsin
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Map Studies of the Pacific Theater

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific
Students use maps to construct logical interpretations of the World War II historical record
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Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific
Use a classroom debate to analyze the decision to drop the atomic bomb through the lens of the Smithsonian 50th anniversary exhibit on the Enola Gay
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Entertainment Industry and the War

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe
Listening to World War II era music helps students to learn about the time period as well as the contributions of entertainers to the war effort
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Segregation and Civil Rights in the American Military

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe
Have students draw upon photographic collections to learn about World War II era struggles for civil rights both in the war zone and at home
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The Costs of War

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe
Students study national records detailing casualties resulting from World War II and draw conclusions

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