New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045_D47_AZ218
A logger naps next to a lumber slide in the Adirondack Mountains, circa 1900.
What is the purpose of a lumber slide?
How do you think it works?
What do you think was the job of the man who is sleeping in the photograph?
What tool is he holding?
Name two consequences of his sleeping on the job.
What do you think is the job of the man standing in the photograph?
How is he dressed differently than the man sleeping? How is he dressed the same? Explain how his clothing relates to his job.
What transportation technology that we have today revolutionized the transport of logs?
Peripheral industries, such as tanning, sprouted around logging centers. How and why were tanning and logging connected? Locate Tannersville, New York, on a map. Research its local history in connection with the logging industry.
Math: One egg has approximately 80 calories, one pancake 120 calories, and one sausage 95 calories. If a lumberjack eats 10 eggs, 7 pancakes, and 8 pieces of sausage, how many calories does he eat?
Science: Research the environment impact of deforestation and conservation efforts. Experiment with recycling paper in your classroom.
English Language Arts: Compare the tales of Tony Beaver (Appalachia) and Paul Bunyan (Northern states). What similarities and differences do you find? What do these tales say about the life of a lumberjack?
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