New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_13269
Photograph of two coffee pickers carrying loads on their backs in Mexico, 1927
What does coffee grow on? Where does it grow?
How are the coffee beans transported from the fields?
Why do adults drink coffee? Is it a healthy choice for children?
Do these people look like farmers to you? How does their farm look different than a farm you might see in your area?
Currently, the world market has too much coffee available for purchase, making the price of coffee go down. How could the farmers make the price of coffee rise?
There is more than one legend about the origin of coffee. Research another popular legend about how humans first learned about coffee.
Find out if coffee is still a cash crop for Mexico. If so, have conditions in the fields improved?
Art: Make a poster or a brochure informing people about the coffee crisis and promoting fair trade coffee.
English Language Arts: Research how and where grow coffee is grown. Write a how-to paragraph about the steps involved. Use this information to promote higher coffee prices for the farmers.
Science: Locate studies that examine the effects of caffeine on people. Is coffee considered good or bad for our health?