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Section 2: 1850-1914: To what extent did the condition of women in Wales change over the period 1850-1920?
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Section 2 Questions and Tasks:

In this and the following exercises, you will find a collection of ‘thumbnail’ information cards on your screen. These include written, visual and audio material. You should begin with a single click on each card to enlarge it, so that you can read, see or listen to it more clearly. A second click will reverse this procedure. On the third click, hold down the mouse key and drag the card into an appropriate position in the table provided. Each card is dated – this will help you to place the cards into a correct sequence.

Key question icon To what extent did the condition of women change over the period 1850-1920?
  1. Study each of the information cards below (click on date to enlarge).
  2. Select cards dealing with working-class women and place these in correct sequence in the spaces provided in Table 1 (click and drag).
  3. Select cards dealing with middle-class women and place these in correct sequence in the spaces provided in Table 2 (click and drag).
  4. Use information from the cards in Table 1 to identify the main reasons why the condition of working-class women was so slow to change over the period 1850-1920.
  5. Use the information from the cards in Table 2 to explain changes in the condition of middle-class women occurred more rapidly
  6. Combine information from Table 1 and Table 2 to answer the Key Question
  7. What have you learned from this exercise about ways of explaining change?

Source cards (click and drag the yellow boxes, click on the date to view contents of card):

 
1850
Drag
1851
Drag
1855
Drag
1868
Drag
1879
Drag
1900
Drag
1900
Drag
1906
Drag
1908
Drag
1910
Drag
1910
Drag
1911/2
Drag
1911/2
Drag
1920s
Drag
1911/3
Drag
1911/4
Drag
1915
Drag
1919
Drag

Table 1. Working-class women
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1800s Date Date Date Date Date Date Date Date
                 

Table 2. Middle-class women
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1800s Date Date Date Date Date Date Date Date
                 

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