What does your family eat?
Where does your food come from?
What is your house made of?
Where do your clothes come from?
Refer to the story and answer these same questions at two of the time periods represented in the story.
In the past, much of a family's food, building materials and clothing were grown on the farm.
What are the implications of this?
How were their diet, housing, and clothing impacted by this? How has this changed?
Which do you prefer?
Can you think of three pros and cons of farm-based resources?