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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 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.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    In this curriculum activity, students listen to popular songs written during the Great Depression and find FSA photos that match prominent themes.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    In this curriculum activity, students look at FSA photos and discuss whether the photographers had a certain point of view or bias. Students also discuss how FSA photos were often criticized for being government propaganda.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    This curriculum activity has students look at FSA photos and explain why they are such powerful images. Students then contemplate what makes a great photograph and why some images are more artistic than others.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    Outlines the learning outcomes for students and teachers using the curriculum activities with the Indiana Farm Security Administration Photographs Digital Collection.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    This curriculum activity has students compare FSA photographs taken in Indiana with another state.
  • 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 worksheet guides students through the process of analyzing and evaluating primary documents. Students answer questions about the quality of the information and the motivations and point of view of the author/creator.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    This worksheet guides students through the process of analyzing historical photos. Students are asked questions about the people, objects, settings, and activities in photos.
  • 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 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 write a research paper on one of eight topics: back to the land movement, bank foreclosures, conservation, cooperatives, crop improvements, gardens, mortgages, or the Townsend Plan.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    This curriculum activity has students write their own detailed shooting scripts based on the ones written by Roy Stryker for FSA photographers.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    This curriculum activity has students read Now in November by Josephine Winslow Johnson and select FSA photographs that reflect similar themes as the novel.
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    In this curriculum activity, students conduct a photo contest of pictures that depict everyday life in Indiana. Students develop guidelines and rules for the contest, publicize the event, and establish how the winning ...
  • Durrant, Summer (2012-11-27)
    Students write a five minute speech that supports or opposes the work, or a specific program, of the Farm Security Administration.

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