About Wisconsin Biographies
- Tag: English Language Arts
- Tag: Wisconsin History
- Tag: Grades 3–6
Wisconsin is shaped by people who have made history: the freedom seekers, community builders, innovators of industry, land protectors, and more. The Wisconsin Biographies collection brings their stories to life for learners today with short animated videos, digital books, historical images, and extension activity ideas that support academic standards. Visit the Educator Resources page for a quick-start chart for the collection, and guides for each story.
Discover life stories from Wisconsinites of the past and recognize their contributions to history.
Interpret informational and multimodal texts in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
Identify connections between past and present, and relate to the lives of people who made Wisconsin history.
From Rags to Riches
To Charles Clark, success meant finding ways to serve his family, community, and country. Best remembered as a founder of the consumer products corporation, Kimberly-Clark, his hard work and perseverance inspired others to continue his work even after his death.