Learners use Dorthea Lange's Migrant Mother series as an inspiration. After learning about Lange students create an image that depicts life in a high school setting. Cameras are necessary.
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The Ethics of Outsourcing to China
After viewing clips from a documentary on factory work in China and US outsourcing, learners have a fishbowl discussion. They work in groups to build both personal points of view and strong arguments on the effects of outsourcing in...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
A Global Perspective on Immigration
To gain a global perspective on immigration, groups investigate and create a map of the migration patterns in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Class members then examine the background, immigration history, and...
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Document Interpretation Exercise
Dorothea Lange’s photograph, Migrant Mother, and The Paycheck by Rick Nahimias, provide learners with an opportunity to practice their document interpretation skills. After a careful study of the images, class members develop a detailed...
11th Visual & Performing Arts
Migrant Workers Through the Lens of Dorothea Lange
Learners explore the lives of migrant workers during the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson plan, students examine photographs and song lyrics to gain an understanding of the conditions for people living in the era....
8th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
Portraits That Capture Character
One of the great things about technology is that it lets youngsters visit museums that may be many miles away. With this resource, middle and high schoolers can visit the portrait galleries at J. Paul Getty Museum, located in Los...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed