Developed in conjunction with an exhibition at the Getty Center from October 15, 2002 through February 9, 2003, these lessons allow students to visualize history and explore their own creativity through art and writing activities.
Lessons 11–12 of 12
Journey and Change: The Migrant and Immigrant Experience Grades/Level: Middle School (6–8), High School (9–12) Subjects: English—Language Arts Lesson Overview: Students examine two of Dorothea Lange's photographs in relation to the universal theme of a journey. They make connections between the photographs and poems about journey and write about a journey in their own lives.
Lange & Steinbeck: Pictures and Words Grades/Level: Middle School (6–8), High School (9–12) Subjects: English—Language Arts Lesson Overview: Students pair Dorothea Lange's photographs with passages from John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath. Students create an oral group presentation and discuss the relationship between the images and text.