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Women put salt into small bags at the salt works in Piffard, New York, circa 1900.
What do we use salt for?
Where does salt come from?
In nature, what is salty?
How could you get salt from the ocean?
What would be some hardships of this job?
Do you think this job is done the same way today as it was in the early 1900s?
Do we need salt to survive?
Research how civilizations have harvested salt. How did the Egyptians, Romans, and Native Americans do it?
Science: Why do animals need salt to survive? If you boiled salt water, what would happen?
Kurlansky, Mark. The Story of Salt. New York: Putnam's Sons, 2006. ISBN: 0399239987.
Nelson, Robin. From Sea to Salt. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Co., 2004. ISBN: 0822509466.