This worksheet allows students to use a primary source document to learn about the story behind “Migrant Mother” picture from the Great Depression.
This activity is very easy to use. All you have to do is print off the primary source from the following website for classroom use or direct students to the website to answer the worksheet questions.
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The primary source document is labeled (Migrant Mother, 1936)
Students read the document and answer the questions on the worksheet. The worksheet includes 10 questions and has an answer sheet for the teacher. The worksheet can be used to generate classroom discussion or be used as homework. Feel free to modify this assignment as needed for your classes.
This lesson plan is included in my Great Depression Lesson Plan Collection.
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Please check out the following lesson plan collections that have some or all of my Great Depression lesson plans:
Great Depression Lesson Plan Sampler
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American History and United States Geography Collection (History Wizard)
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