April 14, 2003 -
December 6, 2003
"C.C. CAMP IS A SWELL PLACE FOR A BOY TO LEARN."
Recording Our History: Writers and Artists
Art for the People
Suggested Teaching Activities
1. Students identify and
compile scrapbook on local New Deal projects, such as parks, post
offices, courthouses, or murals.
2. Students visit local sites identified in
Virginia: A Guide to the Old Dominion, published as part of the Federal Writers' Project,
and report what has changed since 1941.
3. Students search for interviews of local people in the WPA Life
Histories on the Library of Virginia's web site (http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F/?func=file&file_name=find-b-clas06&local_base=CLAS06) and describe what life
was like for the people interviewed.
4. Students interview grandparents or relatives who remember the
Great Depression and write a Life History report.
5. Students search for local buildings or historic sites in the
Virginia Historical Inventory on the Library of Virginia's web site
(http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F/?func=file&file_name=find-b-clas15&local_base=CLAS15) and then prepare a report on a building or historic site.
6. Students research and report on New Deal programs begun during
the Great Depression that continued after 1945.
list of selected resources or the bibliography
The New Deal in Virginia (pdf).