Scroll through for lessons on a variety of Wisconsin 101 object histories.
Links to each related essay are provided.
In this lesson, students identify the parts of the cradleboard, compare and contrast the cradleboard to current baby carriers, evaluate whether certain tasks are easier to perform with a cradleboard, tell a story of the past through an object and relate that story to today.
Read about the cradleboard here.
This lesson teaches students to describe branding marks, determine how weather and seasons might help move heavy items, summarize the importance of marking logs for the success of a logging company, experiment with different materials to understand friction, and tell a story about the past through an object and relate that story to today.
Read about the log-marking hammer here.