WPT Releases Educational Materials for Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Eau Claire

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Jan. 4, 2019
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Becky Marburger, WPT Education Specialist, becky.marburger@wpt.org
Ian Lewitz, WPT Publicist, ian.lewitz@wpt.org          
WPT Releases Educational Materials for Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Eau Claire 
Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) Education has released educational materials to accompany the Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Eau Claire documentary.
 Released in July of this year, Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Eau Claire explores the evolution of the city and celebrates its residents and the stories they have to tell. The educational resources include the full documentary and seven downloadable, classroom-friendly segments, as well as summaries of each segment. These materials are designed for students in grades 2-12.
"The history of Eau Claire is a source of inspiration and reflection," said WPT Director of Education Alyssa Tsagong. "Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Eau Claire provides stories that lead to a deeper understanding of the city's identity today, and how that identity connects to the story of our state. These educational resources add to WPT Education's growing suite of local history content that offers a launchpad for local and place-based inquiry and learning."
The educational resources are available to access online for free at WPTEducation.org.
Coming early 2019, WPT will be adding another student-focused chapter to Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Eau Claire — a new Wisconsin Biographies story titled Joe Bee Xiong: War to Peace.
The Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Eau Claire educational resources were made possible by generous funding from Pablo Properties, Dick Cable Family, Ruder Ware, Holiday Vacations, John E. Kuenzl Foundation, Theda and Tamblin Clark Smith Family Foundation, Mark and Emily Blaskey in memory of Cheri Uelmen, Mel and Leann Breed, Sam and Suzy Murty, Trust Point, Presto Foundation, Royal Credit Union, Anonymous, The Eau Claire Community Foundation, including support from the Scobie Family Fund, the Daniel and Mary Ann Ogan Educational Fund and the Daniel F and Margaret J. Brown Fund, Friends of Wisconsin Public Television and the Wisconsin History Fund, supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
WPT is a service of the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Wisconsin Public Television is a place to grow through learning on WHA-TV, Madison; WPNE-TV, Green Bay; WHRM-TV, Wausau; WLEF-TV, Park Falls; WHLA- TV, La Crosse; and WHWC-TV, Menomonie-Eau Claire.