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.
Kate Pelham Newcomb
Doctor of the Northwoods
Kate Pelham Newcomb’s path to achieving her dream of becoming a doctor was far from smooth, but she didn’t let that keep her from working to make it happen. As a physician in the northwoods of Wisconsin, reaching her patients sometimes meant trekking through the snow, or canoeing across water to get there. Kate helped thousands of patients, eventually helping to build a hospital to better care for her community.