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Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 20 September 2018 > Ready to Use


The “Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing” exhibition to be held at the Jeu de Paume museum in Paris (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019), originally organized by the Oakland Museum of California, encompasses Lange’s major works including (of course) the iconic “Migrant Mother” and well known documentary photographs taken during the Great Depression for the Farm Security Administration, but it will also enable visitors to discover earlier and later pictures, some of which have never been exhibited in Europe.

In this B1-B2 sequence, students view a short slideshow and react to some photographs by Dorothea Lange. Then, they read two complementary biographical presentations in groups before pairing up to share what they discovered. An individual piece of writing is suggested at this stage, encouraging students to reflect on Lange’s intentions and feelings. Finally, they work in groups and reinvest what they have learnt to orally deal with the “Power, types and sites” notion of the curriculum.

This sequence will also help pupils participate in our creative-writing competition.

Culture, language and structures

  • Dorothea Lange
  • The Great Depression and the 1930s in the U.S.A.
  • Making and defending hypotheses
  • Expressing the past
  • Expressing cause, means, goal and consequence
  • make someone V – result in…
  • enable / allow…
  • wish +V-ed