This exercise measures sourcing and contextualization. Students read a letter from a Kansas housewife to Thomas Edison. Students then select two facts that help them determine whether Mrs. Lathrop was typical of American women in the 1920s. Students must select the facts that allow them to explain why Mrs. Lathrop was atypical.
Edison and the Kansas Housewife
Edison and the Kansas Housewife Assessment
Edison and the Kansas Housewife Rubric
Rural Electrified Kitchen Photograph - Library of Congress