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Photo of Nick showing off an old bicycle with the logo for The Look Back and the title of the episode, On the Move
Discover what bicycle materials, styles, and accessories can tell us about riders from the past in this episode of "The Look Back."
Photo of Kacie holding a bowling ball up in front of her while looking up and to the viewer's left, with the logo for The Look Back and the title of the episode, Bowled Over
Custom bowling shirts handmade in Wisconsin can offer insight into everyday American life during the Vietnam era. Check it out in "The Look Back."
Sergio looking up and to the left towards a bunk bed frame with the logo for The Look Back and the title of the episode, Ripe for Change
How do bunk beds hold the history of agricultural production in postwar Wisconsin? Dig into it in this episode of "The Look Back."
Nick outside tilting up an old trunk so the top is visible to the viewer
Watch this episode of "The Look Back" to discover how a trunk helps tell the story of conserving natural resources.
Photo of Tom showing Sergio records with logo for The Look Back and episode title superimposed
Discover what music records and a Wisconsin chair company reveal about life and business in post-WWI Wisconsin in this episode of "The Look Back."
Photo of Cat and Nick looking at books open on a table with the logo for The Look Back and the episode title, Fit to Print
Before social media, amateur newspapers documented the experiences of young people during the Progressive Era. Learn how they were made and distributed in this episode of "The Look Back."
Photo of Taylor standing in front of a red wall in art exhibition with logo for The Look Back and the title of the episode, Not Set In Stone
Get a different take on Lincoln’s legacy and the freeing of enslaved people through the Emancipation Group sculpture.How can art shape our ideas about historical events and figures? Find out in this episode of "The Look Back."
Photo of Taylor holding up an embroidery hoop while talking, with logo for The Look Back, and the title of the episode, A Stitch In Time
Learn what the stitches of a sampler can tell us about the past in this episode of "The Look Back."
Photo of Kacie and Taylor looking at a wrought iron toaster on display with the logo for The Look Back and the title of the episode, An Iron In the Fire
What does toast have to do with the time of the fur trade in Wisconsin? Watch this episode of "The Look Back" to satisfy your burning curiosity!
Photo of Kacie and Cat using magnifying glasses to look closely at a sundial with the logo for The Look Back and the title of the episode, Time to Shine
How does a sundial-compass give us direction about people coming to the area that is now Wisconsin? Take a closer look with this episode of "The Look Back."
Photo of historians with the logo for The Look Back superimposed on the photo, followed by the title of the episode, Waterlogged
Learn how canoes recovered from a lake can help us learn about the first people and communities in what is now Wisconsin with "The Look Back".
Taylor holding up an embroidery hoop while talking with the logo for The Look Pack and the title of the web page, Resources
"The Look Back" educator resources are packed with information, activities, standards, and more to help explore Wisconsin artifacts and eras.
Watch every episode of "The Look Back" anytime on PBS Wisconsin Education's website! Explore Wisconsin eras through interesting artifacts and their context.
Cat looking at an item with a magnifying glass with the logo for The Look Back and the title of the web page, About
Explore Wisconsin’s historical eras through fascinating artifacts and their unique context. Watch "The Look Back" video series from PBS Wisconsin Education!
Illustration of Electa Quinney teaching in a classroom in front of a blackboard with the Wisconsin Biographies logo superimposed, a tagline (people making history), and a banner displaying the title of the resource (Electa Quinney)
This educator endured hardships and injustice to lift up Native and non-Native people through her generosity and guidance.Meet Electa Quinney, Wisconsin's first known public school teacher and a notable mentor in the Mohican community.
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A color photograph showing a Mark Antonio Daniels Jr. looking down at his hands as he wraps them with hand wraps in the boxing ring. Superimposed over the photograph are the logo for The Ways and the story title, Warriors Boxing.
Mark Antonio Daniels Jr., a member of the Forest County Potawatomi continues a longstanding boxing tradition.
A color photograph showing a student holding papers and pencils against a tree to write while doing sugaring in the woods. Superimposed over the photograph are the logo for The Ways and the story title, Waadookodaading.
Waadookodaading educators integrate the tradition of sugaring into the curriculum to support Ojibwe language learning.
A color photograph showing Jason Bisonette spearfishing with his son at night. Superimposed over the photograph are the logo for The Ways and the story title, Spearfishing.
Jason Bisonette of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe practices spearfishing as part of his culture.
A color photograph showing Tall Paul (Paul Wenell Jr.) rapping in front of a wall mural that includes a horse. Superimposed over the photograph are the logo for The Ways and the story title, Prayers In a Song.
Tall Paul (Paul Wenell Jr.) of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe raps about language learning and his Native identity.