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Purpose

The purpose of this guide is to provide 4th grade students with a variety of quality resources in order that they may conduct a social studies research project about Wisconsin.

Your Research Question

What people, places, and events would you include on a cultural tour of a Wisconsin region that is not your own? 

Research this region (using a variety of sources) and design a tour with your classmates that will give your families and friends an understanding of how this region fits into the history and culture of the State of Wisconsin and how it compares to your town or region.  Create a tour map listing sites of interest accompained by a brief explanation of each site, and invite your friends and neighbors to learn!

Information Literacy Standards

From Standards for the 21st-Century Learner (2007) American Library Association.

  • 1.1.6 Read, view, and listen for information presented in any format (e.g., textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather meaning.
  • 2.1.3 Use strategies to draw conclusions from information and apply knowledge to curricular areas, real-world situations, and further investigations.


From Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Information and Technology Literacy

  • B.4.1 Define the need for information: identify the infomation problem or question to be resolved
  • B4.2 Develop information seeking strategies: list steps to follow in carrying out the information search


Map of Wisconsin

Let's get started!  Choose a region from this map when researching.

SELECT A REGION

·         Central

·         East Central

·         Northeast

·         Northwest

·         South Central

·         Southeast

·         Southwest

(Image taken from: http://www.travelwisconsin.com/)

Mapquest

Use this section of Mapquest to create your tour route through your region.  You will need to know the addresses of your sites and arrange them in the order that you want to introduce your sites.  Also, be prepared to include a title for each site. 

Wisconsin State Capitol Tours

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