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Doing Laundry By Hand: Keeping the Past Alive

Pupils examine primary and secondary sources for clues to how laundry was done in Colorado mining camps. They wash clothes by scrubbing each item on a soapy board and explain how keeping clothes clean was associated with gender and ethnic work roles.

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Resource Details

Grade
4th - 6th
Subjects
Social Studies & History
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategies
Research
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Year
2003