Classroom Resources

Below are some ideas on how to further bring your local history lessons to life!


write a letter to a civil war soldier

Learn the story of a Manitowoc County Volunteer with Company A, Fifth Wisconsin and write a letter asking about the experience.

Learn more HERE.


Manitowoc County History: "We Didn’t Start the Fire" Parody Song

The following is a parody of "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel (1989).  The parody was created to showcase and educate about the rich history of innovation, hard work, and good spirit of the Manitowoc County, Wisconsin community. Thank you to John Stelzer, Drums, and Steve Proszenyak, Artist/Producer.

Lyrics to the parody can be found HERE. To learn about the people, places, and events in the parody, please visit the Manitowoc County Historical Society. 


Create a town newspaper

What types of businesses are in Pinecrest Village or your town? Create newspaper ads and stories that reflect an early 1900s newspaper.