Wisconsin Electronic Reader
Online collection of primary sources related to Wisconsin’s history. Copyright specifically allows educational use; many sources are old enough to be public domain.
The Great Peshtigo Fire of 1871
Primary source material from the Peshtigo fire (which happened the same night as the Chicago fire).
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Directory of open source software applications, sorted by function. Includes a tag search function.
Sandra Day O’Connor: Game Designer | Game | Life from Wired.com
Not what I would have guessed she would do for a career after retiring from the Supreme Court. Sanda Day O’Connor is helping develop an educational game to teach students about the legal system.
O’Connor believes that America’s youth aren’t learning enough about civics, and thinks that the educational power of videogames is just the thing to change that.
The game “lets students engage in real issues and real problems,” O’Connor said. It will allow them to “step into the shoes of a judge, a legislator, an executive — teach them how to think through and analyze problems, take action and voice opinions to their elected