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How to Use the Images


Inquiry Question

Historical Context



Drawing 1
Drawing 2
Photo 1
Photo 2
Photo 3


Table of

Visual Evidence

Photo 4: Daily life on the canal.

[Graphic] Photo 4 with link to higher quality photo.

Photo 4 shows a canal family who lived on their boat. The cabins under the deck of the boat were hot and stuffy, so people tended to spend as much time up on deck as possible. The chains attaching the children to the boat allowed for considerable movement, but prevented them from falling into the canal.

Questions for Photo 4

1. Look back at Drawing 2. What do you think it would have been like to grow up on a canal boat? What would have been the good parts? What would have been the bad ones? How would daily life have been different from your life today?

* The image on the screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high resolution version of Photo 4 but be aware that it will take about 30 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.




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