Wednesday, June 29, 2005

wash day

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After the wedding, student volunteers demonstrated farm life activities, including doing the laundry. Wardrobe was quite limited in those days, limited by the amount of fabric you could produce on the loom, and the time it took to launder the clothing one piece at a time.

These students are participating in an effort to keep history alive in an educational and meaningful way. I wondered if any teachers have incorporated the blogging phenonmenon into their teaching by assigning students a blog to read for a month or two. They could then produce a report on what they've learned, or a critique of style, photography or whatever the teacher deemed appropriate.


Pablo said...

Ancestor to our contemporary washing machine?

Sidney said...

It is hard to imagine something like that nowadays.
Indeed this keeps memory alive !