In this activity, students are asked by the museum director at the local Canadian Women History Museum to solve a mystery using critical thinking and research.
Two letters have been donated to the museum, both preposing to have been written by factory workers at the local paper mill. Are they real or fake?
Students need prior knowledge of:
- factory workers
- inequality towards women during the 1800s
- wages and quality of life during industrialization
- recommended: Lowell Mill Girls
Answer: the second letter is real