[Episode 17 | 1848 : Johanna]
Johanna carries out a variety of chores around town. While delivering vegetables, she overhears a piece of gossip about her father. The local boys tease and attack her because of her bright-red hair.
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In this clip, Johanna slips into the 'big' house to look at the portrait paintings on the wall. Johanna lived in a time before photography was widely used. Portrait paintings were luxury items that only the wealthy could afford. Because they were precious, portraits were often put in elaborate frames, helping make the sitter look more important.
Student Activity Sheet H17.1: Painted portraits
In this clip, many servants work in the Owen's large house. Servants such as Aunt Maryann worked long and difficult hours with very free time.
Using the information students collect in their research, ask them to create a personal recount for Aunt Maryann or another imaginary servant in the 1840s. The recount should be based on a day in the life of a servant working in a large house. Students should consider the following questions when writing their recount.
Student Activity Sheet H17.2: Servants