Edison and the Kansas Housewife

Interactive Rubric

To answer this question correctly, students must select Facts 2 and 4 and explain how both show that Mrs. Lathrop was atypical. Fact 2 shows that, unlike Lathrop, few rural Americans had electricity in 1921. Fact 4 indicates that Mrs. Lathrop was one of few women to have a college degree during the 1920s. 

Level Description

Student selects the correct fact and explains how it shows that Lathrop was not typical of American women in the 1920s.


Student selects the correct fact but provides an incomplete explanation of how it indicates that Lathrop was atypical.


Student does not select the correct fact or does not provide a rationale for selection.