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The Magpie Sings the Great Depression:
Selections from DeWitt Clinton High School's Literary Magazine, 1929-1942

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Student, by Daniel Marks (June 1932)


Lesson Plan and Student Essays

Eileen O'Farrell, a Teachers College graduate student and former DeWitt Clinton High School teacher, worked with students at DeWitt Clinton High School, who developed document-based essays after researching the school's copies of The Magpie from the 1930s. Eileen O'Farrell presents the project in greater detail in her essay, Reading A Previous Generation: Using Student Literary Magazines in the Classroom. The three student essays are included here, as well.
Reading A Previous Generation:
Using Student Literary Magazines in the Classroom

By Eileen O'Farrell

Recreation: Then and Today
By Jernee Johnson, Melina Cruz, and Jennifer Braxton

Perspectives on Race Relations During the 1930's
By Kevin Roberts, Henry Brown, and Dane Antoine

Lament
By Vernice Wilson



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