Dust Bowl MigrantsObjectiveWhat were the effects of the Dust Bowl?Caption: Example of self-resettlement in California. Oklahoma farm family on highwaybetween Blythe and Indio. Forced by the drought of 1936 to abandon their farm, they setout with their children to drive to California. Picking cotton in Arizona for a day or two ata time gave them enough for food and gas to continue. On this day, they were within aday's travel of their destination, Bakersfield, California. Their car had broken down enroute and was abandoned.Photographer:Dorothea LangeDate:August 19361. Observationsabout Dust Bowl Migrants(What do you see?)2. Inferencesabout Dust Bowl Migrants(What do you think because of what you see?)A baby in the woman’s armA 4 year old kidEmpty roadA man looking at the roadSuitcases on the floor.Dry landEmpty barnA bus stop sign-Family is moving because they are taking the bus with their stuff.-They are moving to get a job because where they are the land is toodry and there is not jobs.
Captions: More Oklahomans reach Calif. via the cotton fields of Ariz. ; "We got blowedout in Oklahoma." Share-croppers family near Bakersfield.Photographer:Dorothea LangeDate:April 7th 19353. Observationsabout Dust Bowl Migrants(What do you see?)4. Inferencesabout Dust Bowl Migrants(What do you think because of what you see?)A book with two pictures.A sign with scotch soapSharecroppers on vehicleTwo vehiclesJournal EntryBig family moving of farmers moving looking for job
Some articles to sellA women sitting next to 4 childsA lotoh luggage in the car.Caption: Migrant agricultural worker's family. Seven hungry children. Mother agedthirty-two. Father is native Californian. Taken in: Nipomo, CaliforniaPhotographer:Dorothea LangeDate:February 19365. Observationsabout Dust Bowl Migrants(What do you see?)6. Inferencesabout Dust Bowl Migrants(What do you think because of what you see?)A woman3 childsThrees on the backPoor migrant family without house and jobFamily of homeless living in a tent they are hungry within food
2 suitcasesWorn out clothesTentDirections:Read the excerpt of John Steinbeck’sHarvest Gypsiesprovided below and answer the questions that follow in the space provided. Thebolded words are defined below the reading.