Madison, WI. – With parents and educators looking for free high-quality resources for upper elementary children, the Wisconsin Historical Society is offering free digital access to the textbook “Wisconsin:Our State, Our Story” and the student activity guide through June, 2020.
“Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story” is a fantastic resources for younger students looking for a grounding in the history of our state. It provides facts, literacy and critical thinking tools. The twelve chapters include instruction and activities on topics such as Wisconsin’s first people, Wisconsin in the U.S. Civil War, lead mining, immigration, transportation and more.
The textbook meets and exceeds the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Social Studies standards for students in third through fifth grade. The instruction and activities built around, “Thinking like a Historian” help kids create a framework for critical thinking. A separate teacher’s guide is also available for purchase.
For information and to download the digital version click here. You will need to provide an email address to receive access.
The textbook was first published in 2008 by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press and it is now in its second edition with over 54,000 copies sold.
For more information on the Wisconsin Historical Society visit wisconsinhistory.org.
About Wisconsin Historical Society
The Wisconsin Historical Society, founded in 1846, ranks as one of the largest, most active and most diversified state historical societies in the nation. As both a state agency and a private membership organization, its mission is to help people connect to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing stories. The Wisconsin Historical Society serves millions of people every year through a wide range of sites, programs and services. For more information, visit www.wisconsinhistory.org.