New York State Library, NYSL_SC21149_19180408
Letter from Hamilton Fish to his father, April 8, 1918.
From what country did Captain Fish write this letter?
Why do you think it is important to write letters to family members?
What was some information that the captain shared with his father?
What information did the captain give in his letter that showed how proud he was of his regiment?
Why do you think it was important to send the regiment’s flag to the governor of New York?
Find out about the controversy surrounding the awarding of America's Medal of Honor (the highest military award) to Henry Johnson. Do you think he should have received it? Support your response with specific information.
Math: Using an atlas, figure out the distance that the 369th Regiment traveled from New York to France.
Science: What was the climate like in France, and how did the soldiers’ uniforms protect them from the weather?
English Language Arts: Pretend that you are Captain Fish’s father. Write a letter back to your son after learning about the regiment’s many accomplishments.
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