At a time when women were expected to stay at home, Belle Case La Follette went out and made her voice heard in national politics. She was a staunch supporter of women's rights, racial justice, physical education for women and other progressive causes.
This story is from Wisconsin Biographies — a collection of free educational, online media resources to enrich your social studies and literacy curriculum, using the stories of famous people in Wisconsin history. Educational materials include short animated videos, leveled ebooks and printable books, cross curricular online activities for students, a gallery of historic images, and teaching tips (short, flexible lesson plans) tied to fourth grade academic standards. Students can define, analyze, compare and contrast historical figures, time periods, eras and themes, including westward expansion, slavery, women’s suffrage, innovation, and civil rights.
This interactive resource is designed for use in elementary and middle schools, and for kids at home.
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