Evaluating a Needlework Sampler as Historical Evidence

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Needlework isn't just for home decor; it can also help record family history. Academics analyze a needlework sampler to understand how they were used to record marriages and births. The activity includes a series of written questions, and scholars participate in group discussion to understand the significance of preserving historical artifacts. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils trace their own family histories
  • Invite family members to visit and discuss their family's heritage 
Classroom Considerations
  • The resource is intended to be completed online 
  • Resource includes an extension activity if time allows
  • Activity can be incorporated into a lesson on historical analysis or family geneology 
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