Forgot your password?  

Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter Seven: Something to Watch Summary

Jerry Stanley
This Study Guide consists of approximately 30 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Children of the Dust Bowl.
This section contains 351 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp Study Guide

Chapter Seven: Something to Watch Summary and Analysis

In September 1940, Leo Hart met with the teachers he had hired and the fifty kids who would be the first students at the new Weedpatch School. They gathered in the field next to Weedpatch Camp where lumber and bricks sat in piles. Together, kids and teachers and Leo Hart built the school, brick by brick and beam by beam. On the first day, the kids built a trench where a water pipe was installed, which enabled the school to have running water. The teachers and newly named principal, Pete Bancroft, worked hand in hand with the kids and inspired a spirit of confidence and self-worth within them. The two old federal buildings were renovated into classrooms. The new building took three months to build and contained more classrooms and a cafeteria.

By October, the kids helped to...

(read more from the Chapter Seven: Something to Watch Summary)

This section contains 351 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp Study Guide
Copyrights
Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook