New York State Archives, NYSA_A3166-78_B1_F05_003
Particulars covering ship production in New York State including contract ships and wood cargo, World War I, c. 1917.
Ship production statistics for New York State.
How many different types of ships were built for the war?
How many total tons of ships were produced?
Why would the government need ships?
Do you believe this chart reflects a great deal of ship production or just a typical time period? Why?
Research and discuss how today’s modern army gets supplied in war zones.
Science/Technology: Research and write a report on different propulsion systems that might make shipping more efficient and economical.
Math: Calculate the ratio of the various types of ships to the total tonnage produced in New York.
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Kennedy, David. Over Here: The First World War and American Society. Oxford University Press, 1980.
Smith, J. Russell. The Influence of the Great War on Shipping. Oxford University Press, 1919.