New York State Archives, NYSA_A3167-78A_B7_WW1_Material_10
Two World War I food rationing newspaper articles: "Meat Increase at Time Needed" and "Sugar Tested Moral Fiber," c. 1917.
Why was it important to ration food?
What were the main items that were rationed?
What other things did civilians do to help with rationing?
How were people informed about this program?
Create a visual to accompany each newspaper article. Include details from the article on your visual. Your visual can be a political cartoon, propaganda poster, or pamphlet.
English Language Arts: Write an editorial about the benefits of rationing to help with the war.
Clark, John Maurice. The Cost of the World War to the American People. New Haven: Yale University Press for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1931.
Gilbert, Martin. The First World War: A Complete History. New York: Henry Holt, 1994.