New York State Archives, NYSA_A0412-78_B33_F16_QuakerRidge
Quaker Ridge School in Westchester County wins a national prize in 1918 for selling War Savings Stamps, World War I.
Why do you think the government targeted school-age children in their war savings stamp posters?
Why would Joan of Arc be a powerful symbol for the selling of war savings stamps?
How much in per capital sales did the Quaker Ridge School in Westchester County, NY achieve?
In what future war(s) would war savings stamps be sold to help pay for the war?
Research 10 propaganda posters used during World War I for either the selling of Liberty Bonds or War Savings Stamps and answer the following questions for each poster: -Who is the target audience? -What emotions is the poster appealing to? -Who are the main characters/figures in the poster? -What symbols are used to promote patriotism?
Art: Create war savings stamps using the 2 slogans mentioned.
Math: If every person in your class purchased twenty 25 cent war savings stamps, how much would your class raise toward the war?
Kennedy, David M. Over Here: The First World War and American Society. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.