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Ashes to Ashes Dust to Dust the Dirty Thirties Was a Bust!!

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An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Unit on the Geography, the Literature and the Arts of the 1930's In the 1930's the United States, as well as other countries, experienced many challenges and obstacles. This integrated interdisciplinary unit on the literature, the geography/history and the visual and performing arts of the 1930's is designed to give students a basic understanding of the social, economic, psychological, and humanistic impact of the depression years.
It was during the depression era that people of diverse cultures were constantly waging a personal war in hopes of gaining equitable pay, educational opportunities, equal rights under the law and a sense of security and self esteem.
Thus, themes of racism, poverty, survival of the fittest and self-assertion are not only reflected in diverse geographic regions but is also prevalent in the literature and humanities of the 1930's era.
Our students need to understand the forces that link content with culture and how cultural experiences influence the decisions we make, decisions that will ultimately affect personal perspectives of self and the world in which we live.