What kind of treatment could a patient expect in an asylum during the 1800's? The abusive and neglectful conditions in 19th century asylums are the focus of a lesson that examines the work of reformers Nellie Bly, Dorothea Dix, and Dr. Peter Bryce.
- Flip the lesson to have individuals read their assigned chapters and respond to the reading questions out of class, saving class time for group discussion and preparation of a presentation of their findings
- The lesson assumes a protocol is in place for a safe and respectful discussion of controversial and highly-charged topics
- The eight-page packet includes links to background information for instructors, a detailed plan, activities, and chapter-by-chapter reading questions for Ten Days in a Madhouse
- While possible essay prompts are suggested, no scaffold for the essay assessment is included