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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)
    Students watch the film, Our Daily Bread, and write an essay comparing the film to FSA photos.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    This curriculum activity has students watch two documentary films funded by the Resettlement Administration/Farm Security Administration, The Plow that Broke the Plains and The River, written and directed by Pare Lorentz. ...
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    This curriculum activity has students take one of the tours described in Indiana: a Guide to the Hoosier State and then discuss how their county has changed.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    Students read letters written during the Great Depression and write an essay about the themes and issues expressed in the letters. Or, students can select an FSA photograph and write a letter to President Roosevelt about ...
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    Students select a document produced by the Farm Security Administration and examine it using the Analyzing a Primary Document worksheet.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    Students select an FSA photograph and cartoon about the New Deal or Great Depression that focus on the same issue or theme and compare and contrast them.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    Students identify FSA photographs taken in their county to see how things have changed or stayed the same.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    Students try their hand at creative writing by writing a poem, short story, play, film script, or essay about living in Indiana during the Great Depression. Students can examine FSA photographs to better understand what ...
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    This curriculum activity has students read Mildred Armstrong Kalish's memoir, Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    This curriculum activity has students listen to speeches made by President Franklin Roosevelt about the Great Depression and its impact on the nation. Students then discuss the content of the speech as well as Roosevelt's ...
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    Students look at FSA photos and compare clothing styles, architecture, commodity prices, and recreational activities with today.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    Students explore collections at local libraries and historical museums to find primary source documents, such as diaries, memoirs, newspaper articles, oral histories, and artifacts from the Great Depression.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    Students work in small groups to create a docudrama of several minutes in length that incorporates Farm Security Administration photographs.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    In this curriculum activity, students select one or more FSA photos that convey an idea or message and write an essay about it.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    In this curriculum activity, students analyze photographs of individuals and write an essay about the different ways individuals are portrayed.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    This worksheet guides students through the process of interviewing a relative or older member of their community about their life experiences during the Great Depression.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    This curriculum activity has students compare differences among FSA photographers who took photos in Indiana. Students examine differences in subjects, themes, composition, and style.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    This curriculum activity has student compare FSA photographs with a family album or collection of photos taken during the Great Depression.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    This curriculum activity has students watch a documentary about Farm Security Administration photographers and write a review of the film.

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