Teachers from all over the US – from elementary schools to high schools and colleges – use Dorothea Lange’s photographs of the Great Depression in their classrooms. Now DARING TO LOOK, the book and the web site, makes new resources available to teachers and students of American history, culture, and photography. The 1939 photographs, grouped as Lange intended, and read alongside her own reports from the field, give new context, meaning, and insight into Lange’s times, purpose, and methods.

At left are links to some of Lange’s stories on child labor and on water resources, alongside several of the documents she submitted along with her reports to Washington, DC.

Share your ideas and experience of teaching with Lange’s 1939 reports and photographs of American people and places in DARING TO LOOK, the book and the website. Your responses will be posted here.