New York State Archives, NYSA_A3167-78A_B5_WWICommittee_PatriotismThroughEducation
New York State Food Supply Commission for Patriotic Agricultural Service poster announces state agricultural news related to World War I, May 8, 1917.
Who did Wilson say the extra food would help?
What services did Wilson offer to farmers through the state and federal governments?
What specific services was New York State offering in this poster?
Why did many farmers spend their own time and money to produce extra food for the war?
How did Farm Cadets contribute to the war effort?
Prior to the Industrial Revolution, farming was the major source of income for Americans. Research the role of American farmers in another period in American history. You might consider the American Revolution on the early years of the Republic when doing your research.
English Language Arts: Write letter to a farmer asking to work on his farm during the summer. Be sure to include why you want to work as a farm cadet and how you will be of help on the farm.
Math: If 1,400 farmers wanted to buy seed potatoes, how many bushels could each farmer buy?
Science: Research new farm technologies available to farmers during World War I. How did these new technologies help farmers produce more food?
Gilbert, Martin. The First World War. Harper Collins: New York, 1995.