New York State Archives, NYSA_A4234_B2_F4_Airplane_Factory
Fay McFadden inquires about working in an airplane factory, April 25, 1918.
What is Fay McMadden’s current job? Where does he live?
What kind of job is he requesting in this letter?
Why is he seeking this type of employment?
How did he feel about the lack of response to his shipyard application?
What other industries and services are linked to a country’s involvement in war? What skills are needed to work in these career fields? What opportunities exist for these skilled workers after a war ends?
English Language Arts: Write a letter to a local business requesting information about employment opportunities with their company.
Technology: What skills are most needed for employment in a shipyard or airplane factory?
Gilbert, Martin. The First World War. Harper Collins: New York, 1995.