Submitted work by BettyK

Analyzing Objects

Porcelain

Musket Ball

Smallpox

Nail

Reaper

Shirtwaist

Transistor

Coffee

Record

Tire

Dishwasher

Dress

Stereograph

Stone

Mail

Shoe

Question 1:
This is a beautiful cup and saucer. It probably represents someone of upper class in early history.
Question 2:
It would show ones place in society upper, middle or lower class. It could also show the talent that people had in early days and what was available to the people at that time.
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Historical thinking is looking at past facts, studying them and see how they help frame the present day.
Question 2:
By looking at how they were used in the early days and how the relate to the modern tools and instruments we have today.
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Question 1:
Historical thinking is looking at past facts, studying them and see how they help frame the present day.
Question 2:
By looking at how they were used in the early days and how the relate to the modern tools and instruments we have today.
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The object is a tin of coffee that appears to be very old.The tin has many scratches on probably due to be used many times.
Question 2:
It could show the important role that coffee played in American history. Also it could show the value of the coffee and the means that people would use to have it.
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Nails are used for many things. These nails are different sizes, looks hand made and very old.
Question 2:
Nails helped build things and they also aided in the shoeing of horses. The introduction of the nail may have caused the shape and size of buildings and homes to change.
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The tires are of different shapes and sizes. They are just laying in a field and seems that are just useless.
Question 2:
I see the trucks carrying produce, people, and other good on the roads that were built for transportation of good and services.
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This object appears to be the first dishwasher in American homes. At the time the picture was take it was sure to be the most updated kitchen.
Question 2:
This object would show and tell how homes changed overtime to accommodate the ever changing role of women.
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This object is a vinyl record that seems to be in good shape. It is a Nora Bayes singing along with an orchestra and the name of the song is Young America.
Question 2:
Through music people are able to communicate. This record along with other music could allow people and countries to find a common ground.
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The object is a ladies shirt. It looks like it was not a formal shirt but one maybe used for work.
Question 2:
The shirt could connect on the roles that women played in history. With the change of roles for women their clothing attire had to change for them to be seen and heard.
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Historical thinking is looking at objects, facts and settings and seeing how the future has changed by past happenings. Using the founding father's ideas and expanding them to help today's society become more productive and successful.
Question 2:
By seeing objects of the past and comparing them with what we use today we can see how objects has evolved (wash machine) and changed. The objects also teaches us the past trades that some of our ancestors had.
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The porcelain relates to some of the tax acts that was past during this time. The Navigation Act was one that put a tax levy on luxury goods and Britain made sure to get their part. It came to show that the colonist did not like the tax acts being past and they began to boycott luxury goods and began making their own items. This help to establish business in the colonial era.
Question 2:
There is a lot more of information that I would study on before listing causes. Why did it have to come to all these taxes? Why did the British use so much money in fighting the 7 year war? Why was money deemed the most important thing instead of freedom?
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The change from ground coffee to instant coffee was a major change in America. This was really the start of food being quick and easy to obtain and eat. This came to be because of the government trying to feed the troops something healthy, quick and instant.
Question 2:
The role of the woman in the household changed dramatic due ready made foods being available. The meals went from being something that took 3 hours to cook to 20 minutes. Some women did not think you were actually fixing a meal with the instant food since the prep time and the ingredients was dry mixture. Advertisement fixed that by saying just add a fresh egg to the cake mix and you would be cooking!
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The mass production of the nail allowed affordable and a sturdy home. Going from cabins and sod houses to the "balloon house" frame enabled settlers to build a safe and comfortable home.
Question 2:
The nail is just one small item that allowed towns and businesses to pop up around the rail system. It is just a small item but it impacted western expansion greatly by silently.
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The tires connect to the war by showing that the auto plants were used to make weapons and machinery for the war. The civilians had to put their needs on hold to produce items for the war.
Question 2:
The posters used women in the pictures. In doing this I think they were showing the importance of woman at home. Question could be ask What vital role did the women play in the war at home?
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When the war ended American's were able to start rebuilding their lives. America shifted from war mode to improvement mode because the war was not fought on American soil. Americans were able to transition smoothly and industry took off. On the European side where factories were destroyed, no jobs, no money the Europeans could not recover as well.
Question 2:
The descriptions given and example make the Cold War easier to understand. It also gives one the ability to see how both sides struggled and how they overcame.
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The song tells of the young hopeful immigrants coming to America and wanting to be successful.
No matter the race they were welcomed at Ellis Island some got to stay but other had to return to their homeland. Women immigrants worked long hours and were paid less than men because they were classified as temporary workers.
Question 2:
Many do not know about Angel Island. This was like Ellis Island but conditions at Angel Island might have been a little worse. The early immigrants came to America hoping to be a success for their family some did others did not. The jobs they were handed was hard and long hours with little pay. Children was used in mining and other jobs working long hours forgoing an education, this brought about child labor laws.
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The shirtwaist serves as a symbol not only for women but for all of those who worked in the clothing industry. Unions and labor laws came about due to the manufacturing of clothing. Also due the great fire many fire safety issues and changes were made to help make the factories a safer work place.
Question 2:
Safety issues would be the age of workers. Would the "older immigrants" be able to withstand the changes and keep up with demands. Is children still be used unwilling in the factories? Fair wages for all would be a concern .
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Title: Teacher
Grade Level: Middle
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Students like to discover new things. I would set stations in the classroom with pictures of objects from the past. I would encourage them to answer simple questions about the objects, check list, charts and then compare them with others in class. Brain storming ideas about the objects, then allow them to use modern technology to discover what the object was and what it was used for in the past and how it could connect to something modern day.
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Title: Porcelain
Grade Level: Middle
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Setting a table for tea I would ask the students what type of people in this era would be using this setting. I would ask why would this situation bother or upset the colonials. Students could bring in the difference between the two and how they began to separate and become their own nation. They could introduce the laws and tariffs that was used during the time that led to rebellion.
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Title: Coffee
Grade Level: Middle
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I would ask the students to come up with an advertisement for some of the foods they showed trying to persuade society to take interest in them. I would also to try to do a tasting to compare homemade goods with the canned or ready meals to see the difference.
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Title: Nail
Grade Level: Middle
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By bringing in different types of nails for students to compare I would ask the students how the nail impacts their everyday life. I would implement the tools of carpentry to the class so they could see how technology of simple item such as the nail has changed from hammering to the nail gun.
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Title: Tire
Grade Level: Middle
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By bringing in items made of rubber I would try to show how it has changed over time and compare and contrast how we use it today. I would also introduce the ration and how people could only get so much by doing a store and allot the students with a certain amount and let them see how to budget their money.



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Title: Wash away!
Grade Level: Middle
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By bringing pictures of factories before, during and after the war I would engage students in discussions on how industry could change to meet the needs of a every changing society. Students could also compare in the success in America to the not so successful European countries. The showing of pictures will be a strong realization of how things changed quickly before, during and after the war.
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Title: Welcome to America!
Grade Level: Middle
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Students would compare and contrast the two immigrant stations, Ellis Island and Angel Island. By looking at pictures students could see the hardships and struggles that the immigrants had. They could also compare the lifestyle of an immigrant child to the lifestyle today's immigrant child and see how things have changed. We could also look at current events with immigrants and see how they are related to those of the past.
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Title: Dress Code
Grade Level: Middle
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Students would compare and contrast the working conditions of the past to those of the present. Laws, Unions and safety measures would be address. Students could also see the evolution of the fire station or now as we call them first responders and the many changes that has taken place over the years.
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