ERIC Number: ED475783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun-10
Reference Count: N/A
Visions in the Dust: A Child's Perspective of the Dust Bowl. Learning Page Lesson Plan.
King, Jan; Nisbet, Rena
Much of history is interpreted from an adult point of view. But in Karen Hesse's Newbery Award-winning "Out of the Dust," the Great Depression's Dust Bowl is seen through the eyes of a child. By using the novel, this lesson plan gives students the opportunity to identify with the personal experiences of youth in the 1930s. In addition, students examine primary source materials of the period to correlate the fictional text with actual visual, auditory, and manuscript accounts as found in the American Memory collections. The lesson plan: cites educational objectives; notes time required and recommended grade level; discusses curriculum fit; and lists resources used and materials needed. It next provides a detailed three-step procedure for classroom implementation of the lesson and addresses evaluation and extension. Contains information and photographs about the Dust Bowl. The lesson plan's student study guide first provides an overview of the lesson and cites student learning objectives. It points out how to implement the lesson by reading the book and looking at images of the Great Depression. It provides a guided reading journal and tips for searching in the American Memory collections. (NKA)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Fiction, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Middle Schools, Primary Sources, Student Educational Objectives, United States History
The Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20540. Tel: 202-707-5000. For full text: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/lessons/index.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC.