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Learning Exercise: The Martha Ballard Case Study: A Midwife's Tale

Title:
The Martha Ballard Case Study: A Midwife's Tale
Material:
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.
Course: United States History survey

Info

Submitted by:
William Paquette
Date Last Modified:
October 12, 2004

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.

Categories

Audience

  • College General Ed
  • High School

Topics

Colonial America: New England
Women in Colonial America
Medicine in Colonial America

Requirements

None.

Learning Objectives

To write a biography using primary sources.

Type of Task

  • Individual
  • Supplemental activity
  • Unsupervised

Technical Notes

None.