Worth a Thousand Words: Depression-Era Photographs


  • Jul 28 2010 11:27 AM

    Kathyleen Bishop

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The goals of this lesson, from EDSITEment, are to gain insight into New Deal programs and the experience of Depression-era Americans, to recognize the distinction between observation and inference when drawing information from documentary photographs, to recognize some ways the photographer can influence interpretation of documentary photographs, and to gain experience in critical thinking about media.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 9 to 12

    Topics: History-Social Science, United States History, Visual Arts, Economics