Monroe County Local History Room & Museum

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History of Camp McCoy’s WWII Expansion, 7pm Thursday, May 11
Ryan Howell, Garrison Archaeologist and Historian, Fort McCoy, WI -US Army Installation, will present on the history of the 1942 expansion of what was then Camp McCoy from the pre-WWII 9,000 acres of “Old South Post” to the modern installation of 60,000 acres...
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MCHS Spring Craft Show March 11 - in Sparta!
The Monroe County Historical Society (MCHS) is hopping back over to Sparta for their 94th Annual Spring Art/Crafts and Country Gift Show, to be held Saturday March 11, 2023 from 8:30am - 3:30pm...
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Monroe County Local History Room & Museum

Monroe County ABCs

Title: Monroe County ABCs

Topics: Introduction to Monroe County
Suggested Grade Level: Preschool-1
Required Time: 30-45 minutes

Description: An introduction to the history and geography of Monroe County. Through the reading of an interactive story, students will learn to associate an important person, place, thing, or concept from Monroe County to each letter of the alphabet. Students will also participate in hands-on activities to better connect with ideas and concepts about history and communities.


  • Introduce important Monroe County people, places, and things
  • Broaden understanding of Monroe County geography and communities
  • Compare and contrast life today to life in the past
  • Develop a personal connection to Monroe County
Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards
Language Development and Communication Performance Standards Related to the Program

A.EL.1 Derives meaning through listening to communications of others and sounds in the environment.

A.EL.2 Listens and responds to communications with others.

A.EL.3 Follows directions of increasing complexity.

B.EL.1 Uses gestures and movements (non-verbal) to communicate.

B.EL.2a-2c Uses vocalizations and spoken language to communicate. Language Form, Language Context, and Language Function

C.EL.1 Develops ability to detect, manipulate, or analyze the auditory parts of spoken language.

C.EL.2 Understands concept that the alphabet represents the sounds of spoken language and the letters of written language.

C.EL.3 Shows appreciation of books and understands how print works. Approaches to Learning Performance Standards Related to the Program

B.EL.1 Engages in imaginative play and inventive thinking through interactions with people, materials, and the environment.

C.EL.2 Learns within the context of his/her family and culture.

C.EL.3 Uses various styles of learning including verbal/linguistic, bodily/kinesthetic, visual/spatial, interpersonal, and intrapersonal

Wisconsin Model Academic Standards
Social Studies Performance Standards Related to the Program
By the end of Grade 4

A.4.7 Identify connections between the local community and other places in Wisconsin, the United States, and the world

B.4.4 Compare and contrast changes in contemporary life with life in the past by looking at social, economic, political, and cultural roles played by individuals and groups

B.4.7 Identify and describe important events and famous people in Wisconsin and United States history

B.4.10 Explain the history, culture, tribal sovereignty, and current status of the American Indian tribes and bands in Wisconsin

D.4.3 Identify local goods and services that are part of the global economy and explain their use in Wisconsin

E.4.5 Identify and describe institutions such as school, church, police, and family and describe their contributions to the well being of the community, state, nation, and global society

E.4.12 Give examples of important contributions made by Wisconsin citizens, United States citizens, and world citizens

5:2:B8 Regularly encourages others and refrains from negative statements.

Common Core State Standards for Literacy in All Subjects (K-5) Related to the Program
Grade 1

RI.1.6 Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.

RI.1.7 Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas

SL.1.1a Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).

SL.1.1c Ask questions to clear up any confusion about the topics and texts under discussion.

SL1.3 Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood

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