Dust Bowl Teacher Resources
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The Dust Bowl: Timeline
A timeline can provide learners with a better grasp on events that occurred prior to, and after a major time period. Take a look at a simple timeline used to describe the causes and effects of the Dust Bowl. The slide show contains images and historical facts.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 29 Downloads
The Dust Bowl
It appears that this presentation may be one created by a learner. That's OK because it includes facts and photographs depicting the Dust Bowl. Causes and effects of the Dust Bowl, as well as Roosevelt's response are discussed. The final conclusion is undoubtedly written by a student and could be omitted if one were to use this resource.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 9 Views 10 Downloads
Dust Bowl Exodus: How Drought and the Depression Took Their Toll
Young scholars examine the migration of refugees. In this California history lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of how the Dust Bowl and Great Depression led to a California population explosion.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 55 Downloads
History LP- Dust Bowl
Fifth graders explore the history of the Dust Bowl of the 1930's. In this Dust Bowl lesson, 5th graders use a map to identify the states that were hit the hardest by the dust bowl. Students discuss what caused the dust bowl and why it caused people to migrate to California.
5th Social Studies & History 4 Views 14 Downloads
Dirty Thirties: The Dust Bowl
Middle schoolers explore the events and reactions surrounding the Dust Bowl crisis during the 1930's. They discuss how the events of the Great Depression affected America's democracy and how it transformed America.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 51 Downloads
Going to the Promised Land (Dust Bowl Migration)
Students examine Dust Bowl migration. In this Great Depression lesson, students research primary sources regarding migration issues in the United States during the Great Depression. Students discuss their research findings and impressions.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 33 Downloads
The Dust Bowl (I)
Young historians evaluate the impact that the dust-bowl-type storms had on a farming family in Colorado. They write a letter to a friend which describes the impacts of the storms. The letter must address what the storms were like, what kind of damage they did, what the Great Depression was, and what kind of decisions were facing farming families during this time.
4th - 5th Language Arts 7 Views 31 Downloads
The Dust Bowl (ll)
After listening to the book, Children of the Dust Bowl, learners discuss what similarities they can find between the Oklahoma and Colorado Dust Bowls. They fill out the "Solve A Problem" worksheet which is embedded in the plan.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 9 Views 18 Downloads
Herbert Hoover and the Dust Bowl
Shanty towns made by Dust Bowl migrants were called Hoovervilles for a reason. Examine the policies Herbert Hoover put in place to help victims of the Dust Bowl and Great Depression. You'll find he didn't do much and the result was devastating for American farmers.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 7 Downloads
The Dust Bowl Odyssey
Great information, images, and wonderful higher-order thinking questions await your class. They'll discuss, consider, and examine multiple factors related to the Dust Bowl. A cross-media comparison is made between the historical events of the Dust Bowl, primary source images, and the book Grapes of Wrath.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 27 Downloads
Read All About It! California History of the 30s and 40s
Explore the Great Depression! Discover the challenges people experienced during the time period. Learners investigate photographs from the Dust Bowl and WWII era and create a story line about the photographs, writing a newspaper article based on their observations.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 12 Views 129 Downloads
The 1930s: Drastic Times Call For Drastic Measures
Tenth graders analyze the causes of the Great Depression. They analyze the causes and the consequences of the Dust Bowl. Pupils examine how the Great Depression helped change the role of the federal government in the American economy. Students examine the change approach to the Depression from the early years of the Hover Administration through the Second New Deal.
10th Social Studies & History 10 Views 54 Downloads
Dark Days on the Prairie
Fourth graders research the location and causes of the Dust Bowl in 1935. In support, they interpret photos from that period in Oklahoma history, They also compare/contrast the American Dust Bowl to the dust storms that occurred in Kazakhstan twenty years later.
4th Language Arts 5 Views 11 Downloads