New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_B16417
Men loading peaches on a tractor-drawn wagon, Youngstown, NY, 1936.
What items in the photograph can be identified as being able to do work?
How are the size and material of the tires related to the work a tractor can do?
What conclusions can be made about the impact of machines on agriculture?
Research the history of peaches. In what part of the world did peaches first grow? How did peach trees come to the Americas?
Science: Research the geographic climate where peaches grow.
Science: How are tires made and recycled?
Math/Social Studies: Research the current price of a new tractor. Compare tractor prices. Which are the most expensive? What factors make some tractors more expensive than others? What is the difference in price between the least expensive and most expensive tractors? If you were a farmer, how would you decide which tractor to purchase? How does the price of a tractor affect people who live in cities?
Drake, Jane. Farming. Kids Can Press, Limited, September 2002. ISBN: 1553374215
Haywood, John. Work, Trade, and Farming Through the Ages. Anness Publishing, Ltd., October 2001. ISBN: 0754808173
Kehoe, Stacia Ward. I Live on a Farm (Kids in their Communities). Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, August 1999. ISBN: 0823954382