Okies and the Dust Bowl
Kind of Activity:
To get a better understanding of why the Okies and others were willing to come to California and accept lower pay for the jobs the Mexicans and others were doing.
Common Core Standards:
The purpose of this activity is to help students get a better understanding of why the workers from Oklahoma arrived to California in the 1930s, and a more complex understanding of the dynamics of organized labor at this time.
There are three major groups of laborers in the novel: the non-striking workers, including Esperanza; the organized, striking workers, including Marta; and the migrants from...
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