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Questions for Future Historians
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The Springer House

1. How many people lived in the Springer house? How do you know?
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2. What did the Springers eat? How do you know?
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3. How did the Springers earn a living? How do you know?
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4. What chores did the children do? How do you know?
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5. What did the Springers do in the evenings? How do you know?
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6. What sort of standing did the Springers have in the community? Were they better or worse off than their neighbors? How do you know?
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7. What other sources of information might have helped you to know more about the daily life of the Springers?
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Your Home

1. How will future historians figure out how many people lived in your house?
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2. All the food will have rotted away. How will historians know what you ate?
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3. What clues will historians use to find out what the members of your family did for a living?
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4. How will historians find out what the kids did in the evening?
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5. How will historians find out what you did in the evening?
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6. How will historians discover what your standing was in your community? Will they be able to tell if you were better off than your neighbors? What evidence will they use?
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7. What can you do to leave a better record of your life?
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