Library of Congress, LC_FSA_LC-USF34-002462-E
A family of Mexican migrants on the road with tire trouble, California, 1936. Dorothea Lange, photographer.
How many people are in this family?
What happened to the car?
What time period could this be? Why do you think that?
What is the environment like where they are?
What objects are in the car?
What do you think this family is looking for?
Why do you think the children are traveling with them?
What kinds of work did migrant farm workers do during the Great Depression? What happened to many migrant farmers during that time period? Compare this to what happened to industrial workers in cities.
Research the conditions farmers faced during the Dust Bowl years. What happened to many of them? Why did this happen? Can it happen again?
English Language Arts: Write three journal entries describing the experiences of one of the members of this family.