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How Teachers Can Make the Most of “The Dust Bowl”

Photo shows Florence Thompson with several of her children in a tent shelter as part of the "Migrant Mother" series.
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Photo shows Florence Thompson with several of her children in a tent shelter as part of the "Migrant Mother" series.

Lange, Dorothea, photographer. Migrant agricultural worker's family. Seven hungry children. Mother aged thirty-two. Father is native Californian. Nipomo, California. California Nipomo Nipomo. San Luis Obispo County United States, 1936. Feb. or Mar. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2017762908/.

Connect to the Dust Bowl through these peer-reviewed lessons and websites from EDSITEment. Take charge of primary source material connected with this environmental catastrophe and let your students view it through the lenses of Dorothea Lange and John Steinbeck. Then, seek out EDSITEment’s selected Best of the Web sites for further information to use in your classrooms.

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About the Image

FSA photographer Dorothea Lange came across Florence Thompson and her children in a pea pickers' camp in Nipomo, California, in March 1936. Courtesy of Library of Congress
Producer: Florentine Films.

How Teachers Can Make the Most of “The Dust Bowl”