New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_Dn_LpY7
A crowd of commuters boarding a train at Woodside on Long Island, New York, 1934.
How did the name "commuter" originate?
Why would one ride a commuter train?
If this man is getting on in Long Island, where might he be commuting to?
Locate Woodside on a map. How far is Woodside from Manhattan?
When was the train station in the photograph constructed?
English Language Arts: Create a passenger guide for those commuting on the train so they know where to get off. Create a persuasive poster to entice people to ride the commuter train. What makes it a good deal?
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