Soap Making

Fort Selden Historic Site & Taylor-Mesilla Historic Property

Grade Level(s): 4-8

Today, none of us could imagine a world without soap. In fact we take for granted how important it is until we run out. Modern hygiene and our ability to prevent and stop the spread of infectious diseases rely on this humble staple of modern life. In this lesson, students will learn how soap was discovered and how the manufacturing of soap making has changed over time with our understanding of cleanliness and hygiene.


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