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Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers

Full-text daily and weekly Wisconsin newspapers from 2005 to 90 days ago, plus newspapers from the 1800s and 1900s
General Public, Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student
Powered by Wisconsin Newspaper Association
 
Details
  • Covers more than 250 Wisconsin newspapers from 2005 to 90 days ago, and 13 historical Wisconsin newspapers from the 1800s and 1900s; see a Title List 
  • Each newspaper is available cover to cover in a searchable PDF format

Britannica School

Access point for Britannica School Elementary, Middle, and High
Educator
Powered by Britannica Digital Learning
 
Details
  • Every article and image have a citation
  • Double-click on a word for definitions, pronunciations, and Spanish translation
  • Switch between levels to find the appropriately difficult article​

Climate Wisconsin

Multimedia educational resource featuring stories of climate change
Middle School Student, High School Student, Educator
Provided by Wisconsin Public Television
 
Details
  • 10 short videos and two animations
  • Includes background essays and online interactives
  • Great for grades 6 - 12

Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case

Game for students to engage in critical thinking and historical inquiry
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, Educator

Provided by Wisconsin Public Television

Details
  • As the plot unfolds, players come across primary source materials.
  • Players use the same skills as real historians: investigation, identification, corroboration and contextualizing evidence.
  • To win each challenge, players must piece together the evidence to argue their case.
  • The game was designed by WPT Education, Field Day Lab, and a cohort of 3rd-5th grade social studies teachers, and was tested by students throughout the state of Wisconsin.

The Ways

Multimedia educational resource featuring stories about contemporary Native American Cultures and language
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Educator
Provided by Wisconsin Public Television
 
Details
  • Twelve videos featuring stories from Native communities around the central Great Lakes
  • Includes online interactive map and supplementary texts
  • Great for grades 6 - 12

Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams

Multimedia educational resource that tells the story of Wisconsin civil rights activist Vel Phillips
High School Student, Educator

Provided by Wisconsin Public Television

Details
  • Appropriate for grades 9-12
  • The 55-minute documentary is also broken out 12 into 3-5-minute episodes to make it easier to share in the classroom
  • Includes 6 lesson plans

Wisconsin Biographies

Multimedia educational resources that connect students with fascinating figures from Wisconsin’s past
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, Educator
Provided by Wisconsin Public Television
 
Details
  • A collection of short animated videos with leveled biographies (iBook and print)
  • Includes two online student activities and teaching tips
  • Historical images available for each biography
  • Grades 3 - 8​

Wisconsin First Nations

Educational materials for teaching about the American Indian Nations of Wisconsin
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Educator

Provided by Wisconsin Public Television

Details
  • A rich collection of educational videos
  • Professional development resources for educators
  • Lesson plans for all grade levels
  • Learning tools for the classroom and library

Wisconsin Historical Society Family History Records

Family history research records from the Wisconsin Historical Society records available on Ancestry
Powered by the Wisconsin Historical Society and Ancestry
 
Details
  • Collection of family history-related government records covering various time periods between 1800 and 1987
  • Birth, Death, and Marriage Indexes, State Censuses, and Wills and Probate Records
  • Contact the Wisconsin Historical Society (608-264-6535 or asklibrary@wisconsinhistory.org)  for more information about getting a copy of a record

Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Multimedia resources telling the stories of Wisconsin Communities
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Educator

Provided by Wisconsin Public television

Details
  • Appropriate for grades 2-12
  • Each of the 8 videos includes teaching resources 
  • Supports Wisconsin Education Act 31, the statutory requirement that all school districts provide instruction in the history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of the 12 American Indian nations and tribes in the state

Wisconsin Public Television Education

Educational videos, images, sound files, and animations spanning all curricular areas
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Educator
Provided by Wisconsin Public Television
 
Details
  • Innovative, cost-free multimedia resources including videos, student interactives, eBooks, sound files and a new Wisconsin historical inquiry adventure game
  • Gateway to PBS LearningMedia and PBS NEWSHOUR Student Reporting Labs
  • Award-winning classroom resources connect to Wisconsin's academic standards
  • Includes Wisconsin Public Television Education productions like Climate Wisconsin, Into the Book, Into the Map, The Ways, Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams, Wisconsin Biographies, Wisconsin Hometown Stories, Young Performers Initiative and others