Migrant Worker Teacher Resources
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Of Mice and Men and Migrant Farm Workers of the Great Depression
As part of their study of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, class members explore the lives of migrant workers during the Great Depression. Groups examine primary and secondary sources to gain an understanding of the travails of men like...
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The Grapes of Wrath: Themes of the Novel
"And this you can know—fear the time when Manself will not suffer and die for a concept, for this one quality is man, distinctive in the universe." What is The Grapes of Wrath all about? Class members are asked to identify what they...
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Migrant Workers Through the Lens of Dorothea Lange
Students explore the lives of migrant workers during the Great Depression. In this Great Depression instructional activity, students examine photographs and song lyrics to gain an understanding of the conditions for people living in the...
8th - 11th
Student Handout 6E: Trail of the Tomato Group E: Farm Workers
What is life like for migrant farm workers picking tomatoes at the industrial level? Your class will research and create a visual display describing farm life, work on the farm, and the pressures put on agricultural producers by high...
11th - 12th
An Introduction to the Dust Bowl and Migrant Workers in the 1930’s
With two Steinbeck quotes and a ton of primary source images, this presentation on the Dust Bowl is a winner. Photographs are broken up by informational text retelling the story of the migrant workers who left home for hope in...
9th - 12th
Student Handout 6D: Trail of the Tomato: Group D: Labor Contractors
A research project that concludes with a visual and written presentation. This is all about the tomato and how it relates to the lives of migrant workers, labor contractors, and industrial agriculture. This is a group project that is...
10th - 12th
Chapter 9 Teacher Guide and Student Log
Iqbal, Francesco D’Adamo’s historical novel about child labor, is the core text for a series of resources that investigate the conditions under which many children are forced to work. Kids read and answer comprehension questions about...
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
The Rights of Immigrants in the United States
Based on their understanding of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Rights of Migrants in the United States, groups adopt a human rights perspective and analyze media reports to evaluate how the US is addressing the rights...
8th - Higher Ed CCSS: Designed
Constructing Narrative from the Migrant Experience in Literature
Excerpts from John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath and from John Fante's Ask the Dust, as well as a variety of primary source documents provide the background for an examination of the migrant experience from 1920-1945.
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck: Fun Trivia Quiz
Are you reading The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck in your class? If so, this quiz might be useful for you. This is an online interactive quiz that covers the novel's theme, plot, and characters. The quiz refers to the entire novel,...
9th - 12th
"Esperanza Rising" by Pam Munoz Ryan: Journal Entries
Students read the book "Esperanza Rising" and identify the challenges faced by migrant workers in the United States. They analyze the experiences of characters using text and a graphic organizer, and complete a creative writing piece...
5th - 6th
Art to Zoo: Life in the Promised Land: African-American Migrants in Northern Cities, 1916-1940
This is a fantastic resource designed for learners to envision what it was like for the three million African-Americans who migrated to urban industrial centers of the northern United States between 1910 and 1940. After reading a...
4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable