Welcome to the online curriculum “Lessons in Labor History,” a publication of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, with the cooperation of the Wisconsin Labor History Society.



PDF versions of the curriculum by sections are available by clicking on the desired section below:

Section 1 – Preface; Table of Contents

Section 2 – Introduction

Section 3 – Performance Tasks

Section 4 – Ten Lessons: The Modern Union Movement

To assist you in finding interesting items in each of the ten lessons, please click here.  Many items shown are original, and provide insight into the lives of workers and their unions.  Links will be shown.

Section 5 – American Labor History Time Line

Section 6 – Labor History Glossary and Resources

Section 7 – Related Wisconsin’s Model Academic Standards