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"Migrant Mother", a photograph taken by Dorothea Lange in 1936, captures the despair of a migrant family during the Great Depression in the United States.
The Great Depression lasted from 1929 through to World War II. It was a terrible economic time in our country and throughout the world, causing great suffering for many people.

Click the link below to watch a 2 minute video about The Great Depression. As you watch the video, look for answers to the questions questions 6.1 through 6.3 on your worksheet.

Click to view the video on The Great Depression from the The World Book Online.



Now, open the file below to learn some information about human suffering and discrimination in The Great Depression. Complete questions 6.4 and 6.5 on your worksheet.


Finally, click here to go to a website with many photos from the depression era. Look at the thumbnails and click on a few that you
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African American family during Great Depression in Scott’s Run, Virginia
find interesting or meaningful. Think what the photo makes you think or feel and complete question 6.7 on your worksheet.