New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_D47_HuZ46
A fisherman uses a net to catch shad from a boat on the Hudson River in New York, c. 1899.
What does the term "estuary" mean? How is the Hudson River an estuary?
What tool is this man using to catch shad fish in the Hudson River?
Do people today still fish for shad in the Hudson River?
Does the quality of the Hudson River water have an impact on the shad?
Research the laws that refer to shad fishing. How have they changed over time?
Math: If you caught 6 shad in 30 minutes, then another 6 in the next 30 minutes, how many are you likely to catch after 6 hours?
Science: Research the shad fish. What other fish is it similar to? Would you still find it in the Hudson River today?
Science: What Hudson River fish is/are endangered or threatened?
Science: How healthy are New York State's rivers?
English Language Arts: You’re a fisherman on a trip down the Hudson to catch some shad. Write a postcard home describing your travels.
St. George, Judith. The Shad Are Running. Putnam, 1977. ISBN: 039920556X, 0399610456