Students explain that a person's experiences influence their life, write a time line of their life, and analyze Dorothea's photographs and list descriptive words.
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About Life: The Photographs of Dorothea Lange Going to the Promised Land
To better understand the migrant experience during the Great Depression, pupils analyze two primary resources: photographs by Dorothea Lange and a U.S. Map that shows the Dust Bowl. They compare and contrast Lange's images to Steinbeck's...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History
About Life: The Photographs of Dorothea Lange
Students use art to analyze a period in history. In this activity about the effect of art on history, students study many different pieces of photography by Dorothea Lange. Students will observe photographs from certain time periods and...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Reflections of Hunger and Poverty: the Works of Lange, Kollwitz, and Orozco
Learners explore the Great Depression depicted in artwork. In this interdisciplinary lesson, students analyze artwork by Dorothea Lange, Kathe Kollwitz, and Jose Clemente Orozco. Learners create brochures that feature details regarding...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Dorothea Lange and the Relocation of Japanese Americans
Young scholars consider the relocation of Japanese Americans during World War II. In this Japanese relocation lesson, students examine photographs by Dorothea Lange, the "Pledge of Allegiance," and a US government flyer from 1942. They...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
About Life: The Photographs of Dorothea Lange Image as Metaphor
Young scholars define metaphor in both art and writing. In this metaphor lesson, students examine a photograph by Dorothea Lange and discuss the metaphor that is displayed in the picture. They write about an object that symbolizes a...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Writing About Photographs: Responding to the Art of Dorothea Lange
Students view and discuss photographs by Dorothea Lange. They describe what they see, pose questions about the images, reflect on their personal responses, and create diaries written in the voices of individuals depicted in the images.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts