New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_A3693
A class of boys in a greenhouse at Fairview Garden School, Yonkers, New York, February 1912.
What are the features of the greenhouse?
What jobs would need to be done?
Why were many school gardens in cities built on rooftops?
Were the gardens hard work for children?
What kinds of tools were used for gardening?
Why do you think there aren't any girls in this photograph?
Research what the students did with their produce and flowers.
Science: Research the types of plants that were grown in rooftop gardens. How could plants be grown on the rooftops of buildings? Are rooftops still being used for that purpose today?
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DK Publishing. Children's History of the 20th Century. DK Publishing, Inc., August 1999. ISBN: 0789447223
McGovern, Ann. If You Lived 100 Years Ago. Scholastic, Inc., August 1999. ISBN: 0590960016