1860 Federal Census, Mortality Schedule, Lansingburgh, Rensselaer County.
What is the date of the death record?
Which category of information would not be on a current death record? (Please compare the Lansingburgh document to the current death record)
What does the age 5/12 mean?
How many babies two years or younger died?
What does this tell you about infant mortality during this time?
Research three diseases you are not familiar with. Define the diseases using a dictionary or the Centers of Disease Control information online.
Why did few people know about these preventable diseases? Please use evidence from the document and prior knowledge.
What are the unusual causes of death listed on the document?
What is the average age of death on this record for:
Using an almanac website research the average life expectancy in the U.S. today for males and females.
What did most people die of, according to this death record?
Using the almanac website, what are the leading causes of death in the U.S. today?
Math: Have students create a bar graph that shows the frequency of the various diseases on the mortality schedule.