The Great Depression and the Second World War
This newly redesigned program brings to life Katherine Ayres’ “Macaroni Boy” novel through an exploration of the history of Pittsburgh’s Strip District. Analyze historic photographs of the Strip District from the 1930s and compare them to today, visit exhibits to see some of the objects the characters may have used, and think about how authors take inspiration from real places and time periods to build their historical fiction stories.
Grades: 3 – 6
Program Length: 1.5 to 2 hours
Attendance: 1 – 3 classes require a minimum 2-hour visit. 4 – 6 classes require a minimum 3.5-hour visit.
Cost: $8 per student