Purpose Overview Living Newspaper

This section is designed to accommodate the teacher seeking to explore further the exercises in the lesson plan and to develop his/her own multimedia exercise for 1930s American Culture.



ENTIRE SCRIPT OF Triple-A Plowed Under

Scene 3: Vicious Circle - "The Price Also Rises" by Rexford Tugwell, Fortune Magazine, January 1934,

Scene 4: Farmer's Holiday - The Agricultural Situation- Bureau of Agricultural Economics and Yearbook of Agriculture, 1935

Scene 4a: New York Times, August 16th and 26th, 1932 "Bryan! Bryan! Bryan!," Fortune Magazine, January 1934 and Seeds of Revolt by Mauritz Hallgren Chapter 8: The Farmer's March

Scene 5: Milk Prices - New York Herald Tribune July 5, 1934

Scene 6: Farmers Organize - New York Times September, 1, 1932 and September 4, 1932

Scene 7: Milk Strike- New York Times, August 16th, 1932

Scene 8: Farm Auction - New York Times, February 2, 1933 and Literary Digest, January 21, 1933

Scene 9: Lem Harris - New York Times, December 8, 1932 and December 11, 1932

Scene 10: Farm and City Families - New York Times, May 13, 1933

Scene 11: Birth of Triple-A - Vital Speeches, Oct. 2, 1935.

Scene 12: Commodities Skyrocket - New York Times, September 17, 1934

Scene 13: Wheat Pit - and Scene 16: Drought - New York Times August 12, 1934

Scene 17: Church - New York Times, July 1, 1934
also two articles not cited by staff, another from July 1,1934 and one from August 1, 1934

Scene 18: Wheat Pit: New York Times, August 1, 1934

Scene 21: Meat Strike - New York Times July 28, 1935 and August 6, 1935

Scene 22: Mrs. Dorothy Sherwood - Daily News August 21, 1935

Scene 23: Finale - New York Times January 7, 1936 and another from the same date as well as January 26, 1936


II. EXTRACT FROM SCRIPT OF POWER (another FTP Living Newspaper)



The Real Deal: The Battle to Define FDR's Social Programs -- Provides audio and text of FDR's speeches as well as cartoons and editorial responses to New Deal legislation.

New Deal Network's Living Newspaper Photo Gallery

GMU's Federal Theater Project Materials

Library of Congress' The New Deal Stage


John Dewey's Democracy and Education

Experiential Learning and Experiential Education


Experiential Learning

AAHE.  Deep Learning, Surface Learning . AAHE Bulletin 45, 8 (April 1993).

Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning. How People Learn: Brain,Mind, Experience, and School. Washington , D.C. : National Academy Press, 2000.

Dewey, John.   Experience and Education. New York : Macmillan Company, 1951.

  -- -- . The Child and the Curriculum and The School and Society , rev. ed. Chicago: Phoenix Book published by University of Chicago Press , 1956.

Drurian , Greg ,   Tom Owens and Sharon Owens. "Experiential Education: A Search for Common Roots." Experiential Learning in Schools and Higher Education. Richard Kraft ed. Boulder , CO : Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co. ,1995 .

Evers, William M. What's Gone Wrong in America 's Classrooms. Introduction Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1997).

Fischer, David Hackett.   Historians' Fallacies: Toward a Logic of Historical Thought. New York : Harper and Row, 1970.

Herbert, Tom "Experiential Learning: A Teacher's Perspective." Experiential Learning in Schools and Higher Education . Richard Kraft ed. Boulder , CO : Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co. ,1995 .

Hooper Hansen, Grethe .   “ Suggestopedia : A Way of Learning for the Twenty -first      Century.” Empowerment through Experiential Learning . John Mulligan and Colin Griffin ed . London : Kogan Page Ltd. ,1992 .

Hopkins, Richard L.   Narrative Schooling: Experiential Learning and the Transformation of American Education . New York : Teacher's College Press, 1994.

Kraft, Richard J.   “A Century of Experiential Learning,” intro. Experiential Learning in Schools and Higher Education. Boulder , CO : Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co. ,1995 .

Levy, Steven.   Starting from Scratch: One Classroom Builds its Own Curriculum. Portsmouth , NH : Heinemann Pub. Co. ,1996 .

Muessig , Raymond. “Experiencing History,” Experiential Learning in Schools and Higher Education , Richard Kraft ed. Boulder , CO : Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co. ,1995 .

Soltis , Jonas.   Foreword. Narrative Schooling: Experiential Learning and the Transformation of American Education . New York : Teacher's College Press, 1994.   

Williams, Raymond.   Keywords. New York : Oxford University Press, 1976.

Williamson, Jed.   "Designing Experiential Curricula." Experiential Learning in Schools and Higher Education. Richard J. Kraft ed. Dubuque , IW: Association for Experiential Education, 1995.

The Great Depression and Federal Theater

Brunner, Edmund and Irving Lorge. Rural Trends in Depression Years . New York : Arno Press, 1971.

Cardran, Cheryl M. The Living Newspaper: Its Development and Influence. MA Thesis. University of VA , 1975.

Flanagan, Hallie. Introduction , Federal Theater Plays . ed.Pierre de Rohan. New York : Random House Pub., 1938.

-- --. Arena. New York : Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1940.

Hallgren, Mauritz. Seeds of Revolt: A Study of the Temper of the American People During the Great Depression. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1933.

Halpert, Herbert. "Writing the Living Newspaper." Activity Report. National Service Bureau (NSB), FTP, Living Newspaper, NOGSF, Records of the WPA, RG69, NAB.

Mathews, Jane DeHart. The Federal Theater . Princeton , N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1967.

McElvaine, Robert S. The Great Depression. New York : Times Books, 1984.

Roberts, Dan. A Moment in Time: Iowa 's Farm and Banking Crisis in 1933. http://www.ehistory.com/world/amit/display.cfm?amit_id=1373 .

Stott, William. Documentary Expression and Thirties America. New York : Oxford University Press, 1973.

Witham, Barry. The Federal Theater Project: A Case Study. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Further Reading

Beane, J. (1997). Curriculum Integration. New York: Teachers College Press.

Caine, G., & Caine, R. (1994). Making Connections: Teaching and the Human Brain. New York: Addison Wesley.

Cousins, E. (2000). Roots: From Outward Bound to Expeditionary Learning. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt.

Dewey, John. (1938) Experience and Education. New York: Macmillan.

Frank, L. (2001) The Caring Classroom: Using Adventure to Create Community in the Classroom and Beyond. Project Adventure. (For classroom teachers)

Fried, R. (1995, 2001). The Passionate Teacher. Boston: Beacon Press.

Henton, M. (1996) Adventure in the Classroom: Using Adventure to Strengthen Learning and Build a Community of Life-Long Learners. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.

Knapp, Clifford E. (1992) Lasting Lessons: A Teacher's Guide to Reflecting on Experience. ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools.

Lee, D. (1976, 1986). Valuing the Self: What We Can Learn From Other Cultures. Prospect Heights: Waveland Press.

Levy, S. (1996). Starting From Scratch. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann Press.

Luckner, J. & Nadler, R. (1997). Processing the experience: Strategies to enhance and generalize learning. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt.

McCutcheon, G. (2002). Developing the Curriculum - Solo and Group Deliberation. Troy: Educator's International Press.

Meier, D. (1995). The Power of Their Ideas. Boston: Beacon Press.

National Research Council. (2000). How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

Palmer, P. (1998). The Courage to Teach. San Francisco: Jossey Bass Publishers.

Sakofs, M. & Armstrong, G. P. (1996) Into the Classroom: The Outward Bound Approach to Teaching and Learning. Kendall-Hunt Publishing Company. (For classroom or outdoor educators)

Scholl, J. (1989). Islands of healing: A guide to adventure based counseling. Project Adventure. (For counselors)

Smith, T., Roland, C. Havens, M. & Hoyt, J. (1992). The theory and practice of challenge education. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt. (For outdoor educators)

Smolowe, A. (1999). Adventure in business : An I.M.M.E.R.S.I.O.N approach to training & consulting. Ginn Press. (For business educators)

Udall, D. & Mednick, A. (2000). Journeys Through Our Classrooms. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt.



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