Teaching Guides

The Public History Project developed these teaching guides to provide educators with resources about historical moments of discrimination and resistance at the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus. Almost all of the primary sources in these teaching guides come from archival research conducted by historians working on the project. We encourage educators to modify and adapted these guides and sources to best fit the needs of their particular lesson plans, students, and classrooms.

Each teaching guide includes:

Recommended primary sources with a description of each source.

Recommended secondary readings to help students contextualize the primary sources.

Additional primary sources with descriptions and secondary readings.

Discussion questions for all recommended primary and secondary sources and secondary sources.

Suggestions for a Socratic seminar discussion norms.

Citations for all the primary sources.