Was Jerome mistreated?
In this critical challenge, students review background information (accessed online) about the treatment of the mentally ill during the 1800s, then learn about the case of a man known as Jerome who was found on a Nova Scotia beach in 1863. Students examine primary and secondary source documents to look for evidence of how Jerome was treated and use the evidence to compare his treatment with the standards of the time. Based on their findings, students respond to the question: "Considering the standards of the time, was Jerome mistreated"
History, Social studies
Targeted grade range:
Middle (7-9), Senior (10-12)
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