Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case

Play the Game

Be the Detective

Unravel the clues and think like a historian to find the real stories behind mysterious Wisconsin history artifacts.

Illustration of man investigating with magnifying glass Play Now!

How to Play

Illustration of Jo Wilder looking at a clue

Step 1Look Closely

Tap or click to move. Look and read carefully to find the clues and make progress.

Page from Jo Wilder's notebook

Step 2Check Your Notebook

Document what you learn! Your notebook will collect all of your evidence (and will also keep track of your “save code” so you can pick up where you left off).

Illustrated map of Madison, Wisconsin

Step 3Navigate By Map

Unlock new locations as you gather evidence from multiple sources.

Illustration of Jo Wilder and other characters in the Capitol

Step 4Defend Your Case

Tell the true story of the mysterious artifacts. You need the evidence from your notebook to prove your case!

Production Credits

Producers
Sarah Gagnon
John Dollar

Art and Animation
Reyna Groff
Eric Lang
Rodney Lambright II
Jennifer Leaver

Writing
Sarah Gagnon
Lindy Biller
Eric Lang
Philip Dougherty

Music and Sound Design
Cyril Peck

Creative Director
Sarah Gagnon

Graphic Design and User Interface
Eric Lang

Web Development
Erika Kachama-Nkoy
Chester Lee
Tim Schneider

Quality Assurance
Daniel Hying

Administration Support
Angel Cartagena
Adam Chase
Ahna Holliday
Becki Kohl
Jim Lyne

Education Fellows Director
Jim Mathews

Executive Producers
David Gagnon
Alyssa Tsagong

Director of Education
Alyssa Tsagong

Director of Television
Jon Miskowski

Educator Advisory Group

Andrea Bell-Myers
Brass Community School
Kenosha, WI

Angie Bies
Waller Elementary School
Burlington, WI

Matt Daniels
Sheboygan Falls Elementary School
Sheboygan Falls, WI

Jennifer Guckenberger
Hadfield Elementary School
Waukesha, WI

VaLisa Harmon
Wadewitz Elementary School
Racine, WI

Tera Hollfelder
Arena Community Elementary School (ACES)
Arena, WI

Jodi Kardin
Augusta Elementary School
Augusta, WI

George Klink
Elmwood Elementary School
Elmwood, WI

Nikki Lutzke
Parkview Elementary School
Orfordville, WI

Jonathan Mason
EAGLE School of Madison
Madison, WI

Peter Michaud
Reagan Elementary School
New Berlin, WI

Kasey Rachu
Edgar Elementary School
Edgar, WI

Mary Roberts
Pardeeville Elementary School
Pardeeville, WI

Boyd Roessler
Hillcrest Elementary
Waukesha, WI

Mike Scoville
Gibraltar Elementary School
Fish Creek, WI

Lisa Sorlie
School District of Bonduel
Bonduel, WI

Jim Tellstrom
Sunrise Elementary School
Sturgeon Bay, WI

Julie Young
Minocqua-Hazelhurst-Lake Tomahawk (MHLT)
Minocqua, WI

Kati Walsh
John Muir Elementary School
Madison, WI

Student Playtesting Classrooms

Arena Community Elementary School
Arena, WI

Augusta Elementary School
Augusta, WI

Bonduel School District
Bonduel, WI

Brillion Elementary School
Brillion, WI

Eagle School
Madison, WI

Edgar Elementary School
Edgar, WI

Elmwood Elementary School
Elmwood, WI

Gibraltar Area School District
Fish Creek, WI

Hadfield Elementary School
Waukesha, WI

Hillcrest Elementary School
Waukesha, WI

KM Explore Elementary School
Wales, WI

MHLT Elementary School
Minocqua, WI

Pardeeville Elementary School
Pardeeville, WI

Parkview Elementary School
Orfordville, WI

Reagan Elementary School
New Berlin, WI

Sheboygan Falls Elementary School
Sheboygan Falls, WI

Wadewitz Elementary School
Racine, WI

Waller Elementary School
Burlington, WI

Additional Thanks to

BrainPop

Michael Edmonds
Wisconsin Historical Society

Jenny Kalvaitis
Wisconsin Historical Museum

Jone Kiefer

Kurt Kiefer
Department of Public Instruction

Bobbie Malone

Robert Mathieu
Wisconsin Center for Education Research

Simone Munson
Wisconsin Historical Society

Kris McDaniel
Department of Public Instruction

David McHugh
Department of Public Instruction

Keith Polkinghorne

Ken Rosenberg
Wisconsin State Capitol

Funding Provided By

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Wisconsin Center for Education Research

Ron and Colleen Weyers

Francis A. and Georgia F. Ariens Fund
within the Brillion Area Family of Funds

Ruth St. John and John Dunham West Foundation, Inc.

Conney Family in loving memory of Mildred Conney

Edvest College Savings Plan

Eleanor and Thomas Wildrick Family

Roger and Lynn Van Vreede

American Transmission Company

National Guardian Life Insurance Company

BMO Harris Bank

Timothy William Trout Education Fund

Friends of PBS Wisconsin