Classroom Materials for Grades 1-4

New Curriculum!!
11 stories that reflect significant historical events and people throughout the history of Milwaukee.

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Dear Teachers Grades 1-4,
We are pleased to present this adventurous, rich and flexible online curriculum to accompany “The Making of Milwaukee” (MOM) produced by Milwaukee Public Television.

The MOM primary curriculum is organized into four historical themed sections. They align with particular “The Making of Milwaukee” Video Chapters. Lessons are organized within these four themes to assure you maximum flexibility in your teaching. Each historical theme includes numerous learning activities that can be used as single lessons or as part of an ongoing investigation of Milwaukee history.

Choose the Curriculum Approach that is right for you:

Click here to access four Social Studies Historical Themes and Children’s Literature Appendices customized for Grades 1-4.

Four Historical Themes and Appendices

Click here to download the complete “Making of Milwaukee” (MOM) curriculum for grades 1-4 organized around four major historical themes. You can print the entire curriculum (200+ pgs.) or indicate specific pages on your “print” screen.

The Complete Grades 1-4 MOM Curriculum

The historical themes are: Early Milwaukee, Coming to Milwaukee, Working in Milwaukee, and Modern Milwaukee.

These four historical themed sections feature:

This web site also presents resources for student involvement:

Click here to explore a detailed Milwaukee Time Line, engaging interactive Newspaper and Scrapbook Writing activities, Maps, Milwaukee Trivia, Who am I?, and Then and Now activities.

The Image Library takes you to an extensive collection of Milwaukee photos for use in Interactive Lessons and other activities.

We are pleased to present these lessons to teachers who seek flexible, classroom tested curriculum materials about Milwaukee’s colorful history. We hope that you will find this curriculum creative, useful and relevant to what you teach, and to the way that you teach.

Original Making of Milwaukee Curriculum Committee: (2006-2007)
Beverly Cross, Curriculum Committee Chair, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Glen Allen, Milwaukee Public Schools
John DeRose, Whitefish Bay Schools Linda Tiezzi Waldera, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Grades 1-4 Curriculum Adaptations: (2008-2009)
Linda Tiezzi Waldera, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Thanks to the following educators for their input on the MOM Grades 1-4 Curriculum (2008-2009)
John DeRose, Whitefish Bay Schools
Christina Flood, MPS Social Studies Coordinator
Kristen Gerkes, MPS Teacher, Riley Elementary
Jo Pirlott, Curriculum Director, Muskego-Norway Schools
Maureen VanderHoof, MPS Teacher, Riley Elementary

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