What is a photo essay? A photo essay is very simply a collection of images that are placed in a specific order to tell the progression of events, emotions, and concepts.
This assignment allows students to use photographs from the 1930s to demonstrate their understanding of the causes and effects of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. This file includes links to reliable sources of photographs that are available for student use. This assignment can be assigned individually or to groups. It also includes an easy to use rubric for grading. This assignment can be introduced in a class period and completed during a second class period or assigned for homework.