Linden High School Students Study The Great Depression

LINDEN—Linden High School students were learning about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal programs during the Great Depression.

The students viewed photographs taken by the famous Depression-era photojournalist Dorothea Lange.  Working in pairs, the students were given a Depression-era photograph to evaluate and had to create a story about the people in their photographs using the information they learned about the Great Depression.


As a team they had to come up with New Deal programs that could help the people in that era.  Students learned about various New Deal programs that are still in use today, such as FDIC and Social Security. This assignment allowed students opportunity to look back and learn how previous generations coped with tough economic times.

Miesha Chavis and Alice Rodriguez of Linden High School learn the hardships of the Great Depression.

Linden High School students Lexie Torres and Ana Mendez examine the toll of losing a job and the impact on families.

Briam Pichardo and Kenny Larrahondo of Linden High School study the Great Depression era.

Photos by Christine Hudak, Linden Public Schools

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