WyoHistory Primary Source Digital Toolkits for Classrooms

Jan 25, 2019

WyoHistory.org has created primary source-based digital toolkits for Wyoming classrooms. Each toolkit focuses on an important theme in Wyoming History all while answering an essential question related to that theme and time period. To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I in 2018, nine digital toolkits were created:

The U.S. During the First World War (1910s-1920s)

Aimed at secondary levels and above, these toolkits connect topics in Wyoming history with one of 12 overarching areas of U.S. history, from the Constitution through the Cold War to coal-rich Wyoming’s role in the nation’s future. Each one contains:

1. A background summary of the topic.
2. Links to relevant primary-source documents—maps, photos, letters, etc.
3. Links to more detailed WyoHistory.org articles on the topic.
4. Exercises encouraging students to write about or otherwise encounter the topic.
5. Bibliographies and links for further information and research.
6. Information on how each toolkit meets Wyoming State Social Studies Standards

See all toolkits

Other toolkit areas include the foundations and growth of the early United States, the Civil War and Reconstruction, westward expansion of the U.S., industrialization, the Great Depression, World War II, and the struggle for civil rights.

If you have a question about this or any other article, please contact us at statelibrary@wyo.gov

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