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Choose Quick Links to 16 Social Studies Content Themes

Dear Teachers,

Welcome to “The Making of Milwaukee” Social Studies Content Themes “Quick Links”. This reorganization of the on-line curriculum provides teachers with easy access to “Quick Links” that include a wide variety of lesson possibilities as they relate to specific content areas. Take a look below at the various categories and locate the Social Studies Content Theme that is most pertinent to your assigned grade level or curricular area. Then download the appropriate pdf. ENJOY!

NOTE: Please know that at any time you should want to access the complete “Making of Milwaukee” curriculum, where lessons are organized within historical eras and themes, you can click here. The “Dear Teacher” letter at the beginning of the complete on-line curriculum will help you understand how all lessons are organized within each historical theme.


Subject Elementary/Middle School Middle/High School
Native Americans Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students create a catalog of items traded with Milwaukee’s Native Americans, draw or paint elements of early Native living in Milwaukee, and more…
Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students debate and discuss the displacement of Milwaukee’s Native Americans, research and create a visual presentation about Native American tribes in Milwaukee, and more…
Immigration Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students compare immigration to Milwaukee in years past to today, analyze quotes from immigrants, write immigration letters home, and more…
Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students research and compare immigration to Milwaukee in years past to today, analyze historic census statistics, create their own census survey, and more…
Economics Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students take a field-trip to learn more about downtown businesses, discuss economic sacrifices people make during times of war and economic depression, and more…
Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students help your students visit or research local businesses, learn more about local businesses from guest speakers, and more…
Social Justice Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students design a monument in Milwaukee dedicated to women who made contributions during World War II, discuss challenges and possible solutions to problems of city life, and more….
Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students research Milwaukee’s legacy of working towards peace, create songs related to fighting historical oppression against various groups, and more….
Early Milwaukeeans Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students analyze photographs of early Milwaukee, create a commercial about the role of grain in Milwaukee’s early years, and more…
Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students compare the character of Milwaukee’s earliest leaders, analyze what might have happened if Milwaukee had taken different paths in it’s early years, and more…
Milwaukee Buildings and Architecture Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students analyze a photo showing change in Milwaukee over 100 years and visit places related to ethnic Milwaukee
Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students create models and blueprints of Milwaukee businesses, design homes in Milwaukee, and more…
Civics/Government Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students discuss leadership traits, positive and negative attributes of cities, and more…
Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students debate historic issues affecting Milwaukee County political officials, learn how to contact local public officials about important issues, and more…
Sports/Leisure Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students create a flyer for one of Milwaukee’s many magnificent festivals, prepare a speech about watching baseball in Milwaukee in the past and present, and more…
Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students create a flyer for one of Milwaukee’s many magnificent festivals and analyze and discuss the historical impact television has had on a place like Milwaukee.
Labor Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students discuss the experience of work and analyze a photograph of an industrial worker in Milwaukee.
Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students analyze a seal of a historic union in Milwaukee and create their own seal for a union, debate opposing perspectives from primary sources about a labor dispute in Bay View, and more…
Business/Industry Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students write a newspaper article about industrial change in Milwaukee and create an advertisement for a Milwaukee company and more…
Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students research the business activities of Milwaukee’s industries, map out the location of industries in Milwaukee, and more…
Leadership Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students use Milwaukee history to list traits of leaders and write a vision statement.
The Great Depression Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students write diary entries about the lives of people who lived during the Depression, act out missing events from the timeline, and more…
Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students analyze and discuss a photograph of a Hooverville in Milwaukee, create a simulated budget with New Deal monies to help Milwaukeeans survive the Depression, and more…
1920's Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students create a textbook about Milwaukee’s history, use clues to make guesses about famous people and places in Milwaukee, and more…
Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students create a travel guide to fun places in Milwaukee during the 1920’s, rank the most important events from the 1920’s, and more…
World Wars Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students analyze a quote about women who worked in factories during World War II, visit sites in Milwaukee that memorialize those who fought in World War II, and more…
Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students research and visit sites in Milwaukee that memorialize those who fought in World War II, conduct and record interviews with Milwaukeeans who lived during the World War II generation, and more…
African Americans Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students map out The Great Migration and visit a museum dedicated to preserve African American heritage
Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students map out The Great Migration, discuss the role of Milwaukee civil rights protest movements in the past and today, and more…
Post World War II Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students solve mysteries related to poverty and prosperity in Milwaukee after World War II, create a pictorial collage of struggles Milwaukee’s inner city, and more….
Click below to download this pdf and discover learning activities that will help your students analyze and discuss why Milwaukee’s population has decreased in the past 40 years, recall facts about Milwaukee’s history since the end of World War II, and more…


 
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