The San Diego City Schools Curriculum Project of the WPA

April 1, 1972

The Journal of San Diego History
SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
Spring 1972, Volume 18, Number 2
James E Moss, Editor

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illustration

Page 10. The airplane industry and the U.S. Navy, both important to San Diego’s economy, were featured in the project’s book, Wings Over San Diego. Aloys Bohnen and others illustrated the text. All photos provided by San Diego City Schools.

drawing

Page 11. Clear, simple, well-labeled illustrations helped San Diego students learn about electricity and other mechanical sciences.

diorama

Page 12. Project craftspeople constructed dioramas such as the one shown here of a typical Colonial American kitchen.

drawing

Page 13. Hilda Preibisius created fanciful drawings to accompany the Mayan legends collected in Engracia De Rosado’s book for the project, Birds Were Different Then.

animals

Page 13. Several project books were about southern California wildlife. This illustrates the diet of Shadow, The Gray Fox.