New York State Archives, NYSA_A0412-78_B33_F11_LibertyLoanMath
Mathematical word problems about Liberty Loans arranged by teachers of the Arnold Avenue School, World War I, c. 1917.
Where is Arnold Avenue Elementary School located?
List three specific suggestions this document gives to the reader on how to find money to buy thrift stamps.
What industries would be affected if children followed these suggestions?
How is this worksheet a form of propaganda?
Research the War Savings Stamps and Liberty Bond programs during World War I. Using the information collected, determine whether it was more profitable to buy the stamps or the bonds.
Math: Have the students complete the word problems.
ELA/Math: Write your own story problem focused on a current event in your society.
Kennedy, David. Over Here: The First World War and American Society. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.
Monaghan, M.V. Uncle Sam’s Shelf IN Primary Education: A Monthly Journal for Primary Teachers. Vol. XXVI No. 1, p. 17, January 1918.
Wynn, Neil A. From Progressivism to Prosperity: World War I and American Society. New York: Holmes and Meier, 1986.