Indiana Farm Security Administration Photographs

 

These curriculum activities and resources are for students and teachers interested in using the Indiana Farm Security Administration Photographs Digital Collection. They were developed for teachers to use in the classroom or as homework.

The Farm Security Administration (FSA) was a New Deal agency established in 1937. It originally started as the Resettlement Administration in 1935 and later became the Office of War Information. Its goal was to rescue the chronic rural poor and farmers during the Great Depression of the 1930s. There were 678 photos with captions taken in Indiana. The photographs cover a timeline from 1935 to 1945.

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  • Durrant, Summer (2013-01-30)
    A 32-page study guide that provides an overall history of the Farm Security Administration and its photographic project in Indiana and 30 curriculum resources and 40 curriculum activities.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    A short biography and bibliography of works about Dorothea Lange.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    A short biography and bibliography of works about Arthur Rothstein.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    A short biography and bibliography of works about Russell Lee.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    A short biography and bibliography of works about John Vachon.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    An annotated bibliography of documentaries about the Farm Security Administration and the New Deal.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    Bibliography of books about the Farm Security Administration arranged by state.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    Bibliography of websites about the nine Farm Security Administration photographers who took photos in Indiana.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    Bibliography of books written about the photographic project of the Farm Security Administration.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    Bibliography of films made during the Great Depression and films set in the Great Depression.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    A short biography and bibliography of works about Carl Mydans.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    Bibliography of documentaries about the Great Depression and New Deal.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    Bibliography of books written by and about the nine FSA photographers who took photos in Indiana.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    Bibliography of books that use photographs from the Farm Security Administration.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    Bibliography of websites on the New Deal.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    Bibliography of books about New Deal communities.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    Bibliography of websites that can be used to teach about the Great Depression and New Deal.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    Bibliography of documentaries about the photography project of the Farm Security Administration.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    Bibliography of websites about FSA photography.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    Students identify current examples of photos that have influence public opinion in some fashion. Then the class engages in a discussion on the use and effectiveness of photographs in the mass media.

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