Students 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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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
To Kill A Mockingbird: Historical Background
Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother" and other images set the stage for a PowerPoint about the Great Depression. Whether used as background for Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, or as part of a historical study, the presentation would...
9th - 12th English Language 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, students examine photographs and song lyrics to gain an understanding of the conditions for people living in the era. Learners...
8th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
Introduction to a Unit on the 1930's Depression in America
High schoolers view and discuss photographic images of the Dust Bowl by Dorothea Lange. They discuss who Dorothea Lange was and why she took the pictures, the conservational factors that contributed to the Dust Bowl and migrant workers...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History