About Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case

Jo Wilder
and the Capitol Case

Practice historical inquiry skills with your students in this point-and-click adventure game featuring Jo Wilder, a girl who uncovers the real stories behind mysterious artifacts from two movements in Wisconsin State history. Visit the Educator Resources page for a guide to the game with vocabulary, save codes, standards supported, and guiding questions.

Learning Goals

  • Illustration of Badger


    Engage in critical thinking and historical inquiry to learn about two movements in Wisconsin State history.

  • Illustration of Wisconsin State Capitol

    Identify & Apply

    Gather historical evidence from multiple sources.

  • Illustration of Jo Wilder


    Use primary and secondary source materials to make arguments in support of a conclusion.



“Jo Wilder helps develop historical inquiry skills while meeting state standards and, of course, keeps kids engaged and excited! The game brought our existing fourth-grade curriculum full circle.”
Mike Scoville
K-12 Library Media Specialist, Gibraltar Area School District