Cornell University Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, KRO_23_13_3160_B16F5_183
Chart of estimated peak population of interstate workers by employment service local office, ethnic group, date of peak, arrival and departure dates, and major crops, New York, 1971.
In which New York counties are apples grown?
From what states are Mexican American workers coming to New York to work in the fields?
In what months do most migrant workers come to New York? Why do you think this is the case?
What do you think a cole crop is? Look up the definition to see if you are correct.
In 1971, which ethnic group provided the most seasonal labor in New York?
What was the state total of all migrant workers at the peak on September 22, 1971?
What crops were grown in Monroe County?
Locate an outline map of New York State that shows counties. Take the information from the chart and show where the various crops are grown. Create a title and key.
Many people think that New York is urban since they associate New York State with New York City. Write a description of the state emphasizing the rural characteristics of areas outside of New York City. Create a travel brochure.
English Language Arts: Write a journal of a child your age who has parents who are migrant workers. Write two pages of entries in January, two in April, and two in September.
Math: Make a pie chart showing the percentage of Southern black, Mexican American, and Puerto Rican migrant workers employed in New York in 1971.