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Propel Workshop Series Exhibits – Montreat Workshop Series B 

Creator:  Pam Cabe

School:  Fairview Elementary


Title:   "Out of the Dust" Imagery from the Dust Bowl


Grade Level(s):   8th Grade (Language Arts and Social Studies)

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Description: Students will be given an image from the Dust Bowl Images selected from the American Memory collection on the Library of Congress website.  Students will then be asked to write about the picture by creating a poem about the image, a diary entry as if they were in the picture or a letter to someone as though the image depicted their life during that period of history.  These writing samples will then be bound into a book along with the images they used as inspiration.