A Midwifes Tale:
The Life of Martha Ballard. Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812
Video shown in class. It is also available through UW-Stout's library for online viewing. Go to
the library website and search by title, click on the e link.
Also look on-line at
Unit 4: 1st Industrial Revolution, 1820s-1860s
OPTIONAL: Read the short attachment Ben Franklins Sister Jane, written in 2011, comparing the life of a colonial
American woman, how it changed following the American Revolution, and todays concerns (in 2011)
Mid-term reflection (20% of your final grade)
This is an informal and open reflection essay. That means that you don't have to have a formal history thesis,
but you do need examples and quotes from the readings, lectures, movies, and discussions with cit
Ben Franklins Sister Jane
Jill Lepore, Poor Janes Almanac, New York Times, April 23, 2011
THE House Budget Committee chairman, Paul D. Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, announced
his partys new economic plan this month. Its called The Path to Prosperity,
Unit 3: American Revolution, Late 1700's
More information on the video we watched
1. Explore these websites to learn about Martha Ballard.
2. See the 2 handouts from the diary (1 page a
Unit 2: Colonial Womens History, 1600-1700's
1. Watch this movie (1 hour) and be prepared to discuss it in class. Take notes and bring your notes
(printed out or hand written) to class for discussion or to hand in.
Ikwe at http:/nfb.ca/film/ikwe/