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					         WISCONSIN HISTORY ON STAGE: Scripts for Grades 4 through 8
                         ASSESSMENT MATERIALS


Historical Era and Theme 2 – Early Explorers, Traders, and Settlers to 1812
   “Jean Nicolet and the Exploration of Wisconsin” – Pages 1-7
       Jean Nicolet Student Sheet (Page 2 in Assessment Materials)

Historical Era and Theme 4 – Immigration and Settlement
   “Pleasant Ridge School, 1910” – Pages 59-66
       Pleasant Ridge Student Sheet (Page 3 in Assessment Materials)
    “Rosaline Peck: Madison’s First Woman Settler” – Pages 22-27
       Rosaline Peck Student Sheet (Page 4 in Assessment Materials)

Historical Era and Theme 5 – Wisconsin’s Role in the Civil War, 1860-1863
   “Caroline Quarles: Passenger on Wisconsin’s Underground Railroad” – Pages 33-53
       Underground Railroad Student Sheet (Page 5 in Assessment Materials)

Historical Era and Theme 6 – Mining, Lumber, and Agriculture
   “Cheese for the Mousetrap: Ann Pickett and Wisconsin’s Dairy Co-operatives" – Pages 28-
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       Cheese for the Mousetrap Student Sheet (Page 6 in Assessment Materials)

Historical Era and Theme 8 – The World Wars and 20th Century World Conflict
    “Everyone’s Doing Their Part: A Wisconsin Family During World War II,” – Pages 67-75
       “Everyone’s Doing Their Part: A Wisconsin Family During World War II” Student Sheet
       (Page 7 in Assessment Materials)
       World War II on the Homefront Student Sheet (Page 8 in Assessment Materials)

Historical Era and Theme 10 – Wisconsin’s Response to 20th Century Change
    “Pleasant Ridge School, 1910,” – Pages 59-66
       Pleasant Ridge Student Sheet (Pages 9-10 in Assessment Materials)




WISCONSIN HISTORY ON STAGE – ASSESSMENT MATERIALS                      Revised: Winter 2007
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                  Jean Nicolet and the Exploration of Wisconsin

Think about the characters you have met in the play, “Jean Nicolet and the Exploration of
Wisconsin,” and answer the following questions.

1. Why was Jean Nicolet eager to explore Wisconsin?
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2. As Nicolet explored, why was it important to build good relations with the American
Indians?
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3. In this play, we looked at the earliest meeting of the Ho-Chunk Indians and a European
explorer from Nicolet’s point of view. What do you think the Ho-Chunk people were
thinking during this meeting?
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WISCONSIN HISTORY ON STAGE – EXPLORATION IN WISCONSIN – 1640-1812                      2
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                                   Pleasant Ridge

Use the information you discussed in class and learned in the play, “Pleasant Ridge
School, 1910” to answer the following questions.

1. Why did African Americans want to move to Wisconsin during this time?

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2. How was Pleasant Ridge School different than most of the other schools at the time?

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3. Name two ways that Pleasant Ridge School is different than your school today

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4. Name two ways that Pleasant Ridge School is similar to your school today.

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WISCONSIN HISTORY ON STAGE – REASONS FOR 19TH CENTURY IMMIGRATION                        3
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                                    Rosaline Peck
Imagine that you are Rosaline Peck and it is your 90th birthday party. All of your friends
want to hear you talk about your adventurous life. Write a short speech about your
experiences moving to Madison and setting up a house in the new capital. Your friends
really want to know about any worries you had, problems you faced, or interesting things
you saw.
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WISCONSIN HISTORY ON STAGE – PIONEER LIFE                                               4
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                                  Underground Railroad
1.   What was the Underground Railroad, and how did it work?

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2.   Why do you think slaves were forbidden to learn to read and write?

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3. In the space below, draw a scene from the play and give it a caption.




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WISCONSIN HISTORY ON STAGE – WISCONSIN’S ROLE IN THE CIVIL WAR                            5
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                  “Cheese for the Mousetrap: Ann Pickett and
                      Wisconsin’s Dairy Co-operatives”

1. What is a co-operative?
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2. How do they help those who form them?
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3. How did forming a co-operative help Annie?
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WISCONSIN HISTORY ON STAGE – AGRICULTURE: THE DAIRY INDUSTRY                   6
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                          World War II on the Homefront
After reading the play, “Everyone’s Doing Their Part: A Wisconsin Family During
World War II,” fill in the chart to create a list of the family members' activities as they
did their part to help with World War II. Also include why each activity was important to
the war effort.


     Name                 Activity                    Why was it important?




WISCONSIN HISTORY ON STAGE – WORLD WARS I AND II                                         7
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 “Everyone’s Doing Their Part: A Wisconsin Family During World War II”
Create a timeline for the play by filling in the boxes on the timeline. Write a date or year
on the top line and describe the event in the box. Include important dates for the family
(such as when Mary joined the Red Cross) and key dates in the war (such as VJ Day).

                                     Beginning of Play




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WISCONSIN HISTORY ON STAGE – WORLD WARS I AND II                                          8
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                                      Pleasant Ridge
1. Describe Pleasant Ridge School in 1910. Make a daily schedule for a student at Pleasant
   Ridge School and make one of your daily schedule at school. How is this school different
   from your school today? How is it the same?

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                            Pleasant Ridge School Schedule
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WISCONSIN HISTORY ON STAGE – FORMAL AND INFORMAL EDUCATION                                    9
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                            Your School Schedule
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SIMILARITIES:
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DIFFERENCES:
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WISCONSIN HISTORY ON STAGE – FORMAL AND INFORMAL EDUCATION                   10

				
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