America from the Great Depression to World War II: Black and White Photographs from the FSA and OWI, ca. 1935-1945
Arts & Humanities
Letters and Journal Writing
Students can assume the roles of youth appearing in various photographs and write journal entries or letters describing what their daily lives are like. Dorothea Lange's photograph of this fourteen-year-old provides a starting point for imagining what life in a migrant camp must have been like. Edwin Rosskam's photograph provokes empathy with urban children during the Depression. Search playing and children for a broader picture of such youths' lives.