Cornell University Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, KRO_23_13_3160_B9F1_179
Chart showing number of migrant children being educated in New York counties each year from 1976 to 1996.
How many counties are represented on this document?
Why do you think the five counties in New York City are not included?
Compare the number of migrant children in Chautauqua County in 1994 to the number in 1995. What occurred? Why do you think this happened?
Based on this document, which five New York counties would you guess have the biggest agricultural economies? Why?
What is a census?
Research the New York State Migrant Tutorial Education Outreach. Use the photos of Dorothea Lange as a way to highlight the plight of farm workers.
Select five counties in the document that have a high number of migrant children. Find out what crops are grown. Research news articles on migrant workers in that area. Create a poster.
English Language Arts: Read a book dealing with migrant workers. Some possibilities are a biography of Cesar Chavez or a classic novel such as The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.
Math: Find your county on the chart and create a bar graph using the information provided on migrant children. If your county is not listed, pick one close to you.