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School youngsters, Red House, West Virginia, 1935

[Detail] School youngsters, Red House, West Virginia, 1935

Lesson Overview

Images from the collection, Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives, provide visual images to introduce and spark curiosity about Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson, a novel about jealousy set on an island in the Chesapeake Bay in the early 1940s.

Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • develop a visual image of the place described in words in their reading;
  • develop a visual image of the activities described in the book and in their further studies of the Chesapeake Bay;
  • develop a visual image of costume and appearance of the time.

Standards

Time Required

One class

Recommended Grade Level

  • 6-8

Topic

  • Arts & Culture

Era

  • Great Depression and WWII, 1929-1945

Credits

Kathy Isaacs, American Memory Fellow, 1999