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Card 34 - Wisconsin for Kids and by Kids

From the Models of Excellence Project Card Collection

Topic

Grade Level

6th–8th Grades
Winnequah Middle School
Monona, WI

Middle school students created a product to meet an authentic need: a professional-quality children’s book celebrating the people, places and history of Wisconsin. Because elementary students were required to study state history, this book had an immediate and appreciative market.

Wisconsin for Kids and by Kids
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All the students in the middle school—over 500—contributed to the text and illustrations in the book, working collaboratively with historians, librarians, journalists and artists. The book went through peer and teacher critique, and critique from local experts. The book was sold and used across the state by elementary students, with all proceeds from book sales going to support literacy programs at the school.

Who knew that Liberace, Georgia O’Keefe, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Laura Ingalls Wilder all came from Wisconsin?

For more information visit Models of Excellence.org.


Topic

Grade Level

6th–8th Grades
Winnequah Middle School
Monona, WI

Middle school students created a product to meet an authentic need: a professional-quality children’s book celebrating the people, places and history of Wisconsin. Because elementary students were required to study state history, this book had an immediate and appreciative market.

Wisconsin for Kids and by Kids
Click on the image to learn more about this project

All the students in the middle school—over 500—contributed to the text and illustrations in the book, working collaboratively with historians, librarians, journalists and artists. The book went through peer and teacher critique, and critique from local experts. The book was sold and used across the state by elementary students, with all proceeds from book sales going to support literacy programs at the school.

Who knew that Liberace, Georgia O’Keefe, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Laura Ingalls Wilder all came from Wisconsin?

For more information visit Models of Excellence.org.