Classroom Materials for Grades 5-12

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

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Dear Educators,
We are pleased to present this adventurous and rich online curriculum to accompany “The Making of Milwaukee” (MOM) produced by Milwaukee Public Television. This curriculum is for use at in grades 5-12 and is especially flexible.

The MOM curriculum is organized within six historical themes that align with “The Making of Milwaukee” Video Chapter Series. Each historical theme includes numerous learning activities that can be used as single lessons or as part of an ongoing investigation of Milwaukee History. John Gurda’s book by the same title is the primary print reference for the curriculum.

Choose the Curriculum Approach that is right for you:

Click here access 16 Social Studies Content Themes customized for Grades 5-12.

Social Studies Content Themes

Click here to access 13 Teaching and Learning Strategies using The Making of Milwaukee as content base for Grades 5-12.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Click here to download the entire “Making of Milwaukee” (MOM) Curriculum for Grades 5-12 organized around major historical eras and themes. Print the entire curriculum (167 pages) or indicate specific pages on your “print” screen.

Entire MOM Curriculum – Grades 5-12

Learning activities within each theme include:

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.

The Making of Milwaukee Curriculum Committee:
Beverly Cross, Curriculum Committee Chair, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Glen Allen, Jr., Milwaukee Public Schools
John DeRose, Whitefish Bay Schools
Linda Tiezzi Waldera, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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