Curriculum Grades 5-12
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!
The Making of Milwaukee: The Next Chapter
Complete Curriculum Grades 5-12
Native Americans
Click here 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 here 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 here 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 here 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 here 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 here 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 here 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 here 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 here 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 here 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…
The Great Depression
Click here 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 here 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 here 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 here 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 here 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…