Interpreting the Evidence
School Sanitation, c. 1911
Suggested Teaching Instructions
Two run-down outhouses next to a school building, circa 1911.
Math: Graph and analyze the number of people that died from diseases related to sanitary conditions (cholera, typhoid).
Science: Explore medical inventions and discoveries that have improved the life expectancy of US citizens.
English Language Arts: After examining conditions of some rural schools, write letters to public officials demanding improvements be made of sanitation conditions.