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U.S. History Topics » States & Regions » California

Figuring Somepin 'Bout the Great Depression

is a lesson in which students examine songs, interviews, and photos of migrant farm workers in California during the Great Depression and then create a scrapbook from the point of view of a migrant worker. Students use photos and recordings of migrant workers to create captions, letters, and songs. This lesson can be particularly useful when students are learning about the Great Depression or reading "The Grapes of Wrath." (Library of Congress)

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Drought refugee family from McAlester, Oklahoma. Arrived in California October 1936 to join the cotton harvest. Near Tulare, California.  Lange, Dorothea, photographer.  1936 Nov.

Drought refugee family from McAlester, Oklahoma

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