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All About Wisconsin

by Mary Ann Kelley

State Facts

Wisconsin was the 30th state to join the union. It became a state on May 29,1848.

State facts about Wisconsin

Capital - Madison

Abbreviation - WI

Nickname - Badger State

Motto - "Forward"

Song - On, Wisconsin!

Bird - Robin

Flower - Wood Violet

Insect - Honey Bee

Area - approximately 65,503 square miles

Websites for studying about Wisconsin

Wisconsin State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Wisconsin

Wisconsin bird watching

Reed School

Reed School, built in 1915, served as a one-room country school through 1951. It provided a first- through eighth-grade education with only one teacher. The school is typical of the more than 6,000 one-room schools that dotted the landscape of rural Wisconsin. This type of school formed the basis of the educational system for rural children in the 19th and first half of the 20th century. Reed School offers visitors a unique interpretation of country school life by focusing on the first half of the 20th century, specifically 1939. Most similar museums focus on 19th-century education. Come explore Reed School. See one of the finest examples of rural education in Wisconsin's history.

The 50 States - Wisconsin

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Wisconsin

Mr. Donn.org - Wisconsin

Mr. Donn has been online for as long as I can remember and he has one of the largest collections of social studies resources available. This is his collection of Wisconsin resources.

Explore the States - Wisconsin

From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.

50 States.com - Wisconsin

Facts & Trivia about Wisconsin

RoadsideAmerica.com - Wisconsin

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Wisconsin

Awesome America - Wisconsin

Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Map/Quiz Printout

EnchantedLearning.com

NETSTATE.COM - Wisconsin

From NetState.com. Learn about Wisconsin.

50 State Quarters® Program - Wisconsin

From the U.S. Mint. A program called H.I.P. Pocket Change™ . The Web site has coin and character images for each state for coloring.

Herps of Wisconsin Amphibians and reptiles

Wisconsin is home to 19 species of amphibians (frogs and salamanders) and 37 reptiles (snakes, turtles and lizards). Of these, seven are listed as endangered, three are threatened and 19 are listed as special concern.

Mammals of Wisconsin Database

Follow that footprint, paw print, hoof print

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Fish of the Great Lakes

University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institutes website.

19th-Century Immigration in Wisconsin

The first quarter of the nineteenth century was marked by westward migration into the regions north and west of the Ohio River. Though Wisconsin was initially a distant frontier, the small numbers of French, English, Americans, and American Indians who resided there had nonetheless explored and used the rich land and water resources that would soon bring thousands of immigrants into Wisconsin. There are many Primary Source documents on this site from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Wisconsin Virtual Field Trips

Aztalan State ParkJefferson

Virtual field trip onlineThis park contains one of Wisconsin's most important archaeological sites. It showcases an ancient Middle-Mississippian village and ceremonial complex that thrived between A.D. 1000 and 1300. Archaeologists think the occupants have cultural traditions in common with Cahokia, a large Middle-Mississippian settlement near East St. Louis, Illinois. The people who settled Aztalan built large, flat-topped pyramidal mounds and a stockade around their village. They hunted, fished, and farmed on the floodplain of the Crawfish River. Portions of the stockade and two mounds have been reconstructed in the park.

Heritage Hill State Historical ParkGreen Bay

Virtual field trip onlineHeritage Hill State Historical Park is a 50 acre living history museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Beautifully nestled on the banks of the Fox River, Heritage Hill brings history to life for thousands of visitors annually. Offering monthly history programs specifically for home schoolers. Families can also visit during the summer season to stroll through the park.

More Wisconsin field trips ...

Famous people from Wisconsin

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thanks to graphicmaps.com for the state graphics

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