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WELCOME TO WCSS 19!  Please check the WCSS Website for council news, information about WCSS mini-grants, upcoming PD opportunities, and more! Also, you can access all submitted presenter materials here.  Enjoy your two days of social studies fun in Madison!

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Wisconsin History [clear filter]
Sunday, March 17

2:45pm CDT

Belle Case la Follette, Wisconsin Women and the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment
Limited Capacity seats available

Almost one hundred years ago, Wisconsin became the first state to ratify the 19th amendment. This was due to the hard work of women like Belle Case La Follette and many other female activists. This presentation will provide brief overviews and biographies of Belle La Follette, and other brave Wisconsin activists who played an active role in the fight for equal rights. Following a discussion of these unique women, participants will engage in two, hands on and primary source based lessons that focus on the fight for equality for all at the state and national levels. Participants will receive the materials needed to replicate the lessons in their own classrooms. These activities are geared for upper elementary and middle school classrooms, but can be adapted for all levels of students. Lessons are adapted on an article published in the January publication of Social Studies and the Young Learner.

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Kate Van Haren

Kate Van Haren teaches upper elementary school in Pittsville Wisconsin. She teaches social studies and reading. Kate is a board member of the Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies and has worked on curriculum development for the Wisconsin Historical Society, Minnesota Historical... Read More →

Sunday March 17, 2019 2:45pm - 3:35pm CDT
Room III
Monday, March 18

9:10am CDT

American Indian Studies in Wisconsin
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore and identify ways to deepen understanding of American Indian Studies of Wisconsin (often referred to as Wisconsin Act 31) content through texts and digital resources. Learn about ideas for implementing American Indian Studies content into practice while identifying and exploring selected resources and materials to integrate into teaching and learning or curriculum with students. Explore information about Wisconsin American Indian nations’ histories, treaties, sovereignty, and cultures.

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David J. O'Connor (DPI Education Consultant)

American Indian Studies Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
David O'Connor is originally from and is a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Ojibwe) in northern Wisconsin. In January 2012, he became the Education Consultant for the American Indian Studies Program at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. In David’s... Read More →

Monday March 18, 2019 9:10am - 10:00am CDT

10:10am CDT

Mettle & Honor, Wisconsin History Brought to Life
Limited Capacity seats available

History is full of facts and figures, important information providing a timeline for significant world, national and local events. But our book, "Mettle & Honor, Wisconsin Stories from the Battlefield," provides an important supplement to history education, personal accounts from Wisconsin veterans from World War Two to present day of what they endured physically and emotionally, risking their lives to serve our country. Were they frightened? Did war change them? How did they adjust to civilian life when their service ended? "Mettle & Honor" provides an insightful look at these often overlooked elements of military history. And since our book is based on video interviews, we'll also provide video links to each veteran's interview so students can see and hear these vets and get a sense of their personalities in addition to reading their stories. Our presentation to WCSS will cover all of these elements including samples of the veterans' stories.


Monday March 18, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am CDT