Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp Fun Activities

Jerry Stanley
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 130 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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Draw the Map

In studying the Oklahoma Panhandle and the Okies' journey west, students should take an opportunity to draw a detailed map of the region and geography.

Cast a Film

Ask students to cast the individuals from the text as though it were a film from actors today. Why would they choose who they choose? Describe their vision of the characters.

Write a Poem or Song

Ask students to write a poem (or song) from the point of view of one of the individuals from the text, be it Mr. Hart or one of the Okie children. The poem or song comes from that individual's point of view.

Collage

Ask students to make a collage from old magazines, newspapers, etc. from the point of view of a person from the text. The collage should represent this individual in terms of emotion, clothing, and interests. It can be...

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