"John Adams," a major HBO mini-series debuting this Sunday, is bound to generate renewed public interest in the era of the American Revolution and the founding of the nation. A University of Wisconsin–Madison chapbook series has been mining that rich historical territory for some time. The latest chapbook, a biography of Abigail Adams, fits very closely with the mini-series' focus on John and Abigail's long and storied relationship.
Teachers seeking to rejuvenate their history curriculum and reinvigorate student learning within a research-based, standards-linked critical-thinking framework will want to register for the seventh annual Wisconsin Treasures workshop, "Thinking Like a Historian," at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
This week, WISC-TV (News 3) will take an in-depth look at Milwaukee native and University of Wisconsin–Madison alumnus Mildred Fish Harnack and her amazing journey into Nazi Germany-a journey that started with a chance meeting on the UW–Madison campus.