Photographs, historical documents, and artifacts from the Wisconsin
Historical Society's collections and other Wisconsin collections -
shown in full color-provide students with supporting visual evidence.
More than 100 detailed maps help teach geography skills. Chapters
conclude with resources encouraging students to extend their history
journey beyond the classroom.
Web materials include correlation
charts for each chapter to Wisconsin Model Academic Standards.
Assessments, available in Word format, can be easily customized by
Timelines and key words at the start of each chapter provide continuity.
Big questions in the Thinking Like a Historian model help students develop critical thinking skills.
Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story takes students and teachers on a
journey from the time before glaciers to the diverse state we are today:
- Learn about the Menominee, Ho-chunk, and Ojibwe who have
lived here for centuries. View documents from Marquette's and Jolliet's
- Hear the story of escaped slave John Greene, who finds freedom in an integrated 1860s Grant County community.
- See artifacts owned by Civil War general and Wisconsin governor, Lucius Fairchild.
- Meet Mai Ya Xiong, born in a Thai refugee camp, who goes on to graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
See Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story web site for more information and sample pages