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Learning Exercise

Material: The Martha Ballard Case Study: A Midwife's Tale
Submitted by: William Paquette on Oct 12, 2004
Date Last Modified: Oct 12, 2004
Title: The Martha Ballard Case Study: A Midwife's Tale
Description: The Martha Ballard Case Study: A Midwife's Tale is a case of tragic character assassination in an 18th century New England town. This interactive site teachs students how historians must piece the past from an array of fragmentary evidence, which include diaries, newspapers, and town records to learn as much of the real truth as possible.
Type of Task: Individual, Supplemental activity, Unsupervised
Time Required 5-7 hours.
Topics: Colonial America: New England
Women in Colonial America
Medicine in Colonial America
Course: United States History survey
Audience: College General Ed, High School
Prerequisites Skills: None.
Learning Objectives: To write a biography using primary sources.
Technical Notes: None.
Text of Learning Exercise: Using the historical information provided, write a five to seven page biography informing the reader who Martha Ballard was and why was she important. Use MLA, APA, or Turabian footnoting styles.
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