ERIC Number: ED433294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Learning About Wisconsin: Activities, Historical Documents, and Resources Linked to Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Social Studies in Grades 4-12. Bulletin No. 99238.
Fortier, John D.; Grady, Susan M.; Prickette, Karen R.
Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Social Studies provide direction for curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development. The standards identify eras and themes in Wisconsin history. Many of these standards can be taught using content related to the study of Wisconsin. The sample lessons included in this document identify related standards from Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Social Studies. Many of the historical documents in this book are from early periods of Wisconsin history when American Indians and later Europeans were the only ethnic groups. Wisconsin history and heritage is the recommended content of the fourth grade curriculum in social studies. This book provides several suggested activities and reprints some of the historical documents from the archives of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Chapter titles include: (1) "Prehistory and the Early History of Wisconsin's Native People"; (2) "Early Explorers, Traders, and Settlers to 1812"; (3) "Transition from Territory to Statehood, 1787-1848"; (4) "Immigration and Settlement"; (5) "Wisconsin's Role in the Civil War, 1860-1865"; (6) "Mining, Lumber, and Agriculture"; (7) "La Follette and the Progressive Era, 1874-1914"; (8) "The World Wars and Conflicts"; (9) "Prosperity, Depression, Industry, and Urbanization"; and (10) "Wisconsin's Response to 20th Century Change." Appendices include the definition of primary sources, area research map and information, tribal and intertribal offices in Wisconsin, and a full text of standards identified in the activities. (LB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Behavioral Sciences, Citizenship, Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, History, Participative Decision Making, Political Science, Social Studies, State Standards
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Publication Sales, Drawer 179, Milwaukee, WI 53293-0179; Tel: 800-243-8782 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.dpi.state.wi.us
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin