The Grapes of Wrath - Using Historic Photos as Literary Symbols

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Here's a great resource packet to use with a study of The Grapes of Wrath. Individuals select historic photos from the Library of Congress's American Memory Collection and create a photo report album to represent a scene from John Steinbeck's Pulitzer prize winning novel. Pages from Dorothea Lange and Paul Taylor's album are offered as examples. Consider showing scenes from John Ford's film and asking class members to compare the photos to images from the movie.

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Pros

  • To prepare for the exercise, individuals examine two photos and respond to the provided questions
  •  A link to the Memory Collection is included

 

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