Classroom activities and lesson plans

Social Studies and History

Activities for grades K-4

• Analyzing Photographs
• Main Street Then and Now
• Packing a Traveler’s Trunk
• Thought Bubbles

Activities for grades 4-12

• Immigration and Settlement Experiences
Old Maps and New
The Novitiate Takeover


 English Language Arts

Activities for grades K-4

• Share Your Story
• Thought Bubbles
• Visual Writing Prompts

Activities for grades 4-12

• A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words
• Family Stories and Oral Histories
• Gathering Multiple Sources
Predict the Headline
• Presenting Ideas in New Ways
Pull Quotes
Reading Across Genres
• Share Your Story

• Visual Writing Prompts


Find more lesson plans that use primary sources from Wisconsin collections

• Learning Resources, University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
• Wisconsin Historical Society Office of School Services
• Turning Points in Wisconsin History lesson plans, Wisconsin Historical Society
• Wisconsin Biographies, Wisconsin Media Lab


Suggestions?

Recollection Wisconsin is interested in sharing more lesson plans that incorporate materials from our contributing partners’ digital collections. If you have a successful activity that you would like to share, please contact us.