Explore Wisconsin 101: Middle and High School Students

The tabs below have different activities that students and teachers can use to engage in object-based learning with the Wisconsin 101 website.

Explore a Single Object and Single Story

Directions: Use the Wisconsin 101 site to learn more about Wisconsin history! Follow the step by step guide below to explore the website and fill out the graphic organizer to report back on your journey across the state. You can also access this worksheet in Google Docs. Print a copy to write on, or make a copy of the document and type your answers.

Using the objects on the Wisconsin 101 website, students will curate a museum exhibition. Have students select 3-5 objects, then identify a theme that connects them. Students should look to tell a larger story about Wisconsin history through their exhibit. The students should create a title for their exhibit, a brief introductory essay explaining the theme of the exhibit, and descriptive labels for each object.

When they are finished, they can use the following worksheet to evaluate their work. They can also access this worksheet in Google Docs. Print a copy to write on, or make a copy of the document and type your answers.