About Life: The Photographs of Dorothea Lange Lesson Plan Going to the Promised Land



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About Life: The Photographs of Dorothea Lange Lesson Plan
Going to the Promised Land (Dust Bowl Migration)

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On the map above, locate and label and/or draw the following:

1. States that experienced major erosion and dust storms, known as "The Dust Bowl": Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

2. Other states affected by the mass migration of farm workers: California, Arkansas, Nevada, Arizona, Missouri

3. The only major highway leading into the breadbasket of California and the road of choice for many migrants: Route 66

4. Cities along Route 66 and cities in California affected by the influx of migrants: Denver, Topeka, Oklahoma City, Austin, Santa Fe, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento

5. Highways that carried migrant workers up and down the state of California for seasonal work: State Route 99 and U.S. Route 101

6. One of the most important and diversified agricultural regions in the United States, where many migrants traveled in search of work: California’s Central Valley

7. A major agricultural center within California’s Central Valley: The San Joaquin Valley




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