Filling Milk Bottles, 1920
Suggested Teaching Instructions
Filling milk bottles at a creamery, 1920.
New York is the nation's third-largest producer of dairy products, and milk is New York's leading agricultural product. Dairy farms can be found all across the state. The dairy industry accounts for one-half of the state's agricultural receipts. In 2004, New York produced 11.7 billion pounds of dairy products, worth $1.95 billion.
How does industrialization change a society?
Check for Understanding
Describe the scene in the photograph and evaluate the impact of industrialization on these workers and their local community.
New York is the nation's third-largest dairy producer. What other states are in the top ten? Graph the top ten by production and make a key.
Math: A cow on Farmer Brown’s dairy farm can produce 1 pint a day of sellable milk. How many cows would be needed to fill 1 gallon of milk?
English Language Arts: Write a daily schedule for a dairy worker.