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91 resources with the keyterm dust bowl

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The Great Depression (1921-1941)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
From the stock market crash of 1929 to the New Deal and FDR, this presentation covers it all. Examine the causes, effects, politics, and culture of the Great Depression. Images, block text, and embedded hyperlinks make this a great...
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Read All About It! California History of the 30s and 40s

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
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...
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A Multi-Media Approach to Teaching The Grapes of Wrath

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Integrate history, math, and art into a study of The Grapes of Wrath with a series of activities that ask learners to investigate the social, political, economic, and environmental factors at play during the 1930s. Designed to be used...
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Background of the Dust Bowl: The Great Depression

For Teachers 9th - 12th
If your class needs a look at the causes of the Dust Bowl, you've found it. All the reasons the Dust Bowl occurred are provided: poor farming techniques, bad economics, and drought conditions. The eventual effects those had on the people...
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Agricultural Practices in Kansas: Comparing Agricultural Practices Before and After the Dust Storms of the 1930s

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Knowing about history is one thing, learning form it is another. Rather than just discuss the causes and effects of the Dust Bowl, this presentation discusses what we learned from the Dust Bowl. Presented are the types of agricultural...
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Grapes of Wrath: Setting up Historical Context

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Discuss life in the 1930s in relation to the Dust Bowl and Great Depression, then do a cross-media analysis. Here you'll find background information on film maker John Ford, writer John Steinbeck, and 1930s America. You can compare the...
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Woodie Guthrie and the Dust Bowl: Using Folk Music as a Teaching Tool

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Play a Woodie Guthrie song while showing the class an image-filled presentation on the Dust Bowl. Intended for learners in the 4th or 5th grade, slides contain primary source photographs along with descriptions that contain highlighted...
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How Much is Dirt Worth?

For Teachers 7th
Dirt is worthless, isn't it? Find out the true value of dirt, and by dirt I mean soil. The class explores what makes soil, the types of soil, and what happens when soil becomes void of its nutrients. There are several great activities,...
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The Great Depression of the 1930s

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Images and well-organized text will help you deliver a great lecture on The Great Depression and life in the 1930s. The crash of the stock market, the Dust Bowl, unemployment, and mass migration west are all depicted through...
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The Dust Bowl: Timeline

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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The History Behind Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Before my class delves into a historical fiction novel, I like to set the stage with historical background information and context. You can do just that with a presentation perfect for the novel, Of Mice and Men. The causes and effects...
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The Great Depression: 1930s through WWII

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Here is an oddly formated presentation that does have some great information and neat ideas. It includes images and text describing the causes and effects of the Great Depression, FDR, Herbert Hoover, and Eleanor Roosevelt. It also...
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Life in the Dust Bowl

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners consider the accuracy of the book Out of the Dust as they view primary source images taken during the Dust Bowl. Each slide contains an image, a question, and a quote from the book. This would be great to use when covering...
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Images and Audio from the Dust Bowl

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Supplement a lecture or class discussion on the Dust Bowl of the 1930s with a series of primary-source photographs. The presentation includes 39 moving images that depict the reality of the Great Depression and the lives of those...
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The Migrant Experience: The Great Depression

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Packing up and moving west to California was a tough decision for farmers in during the Great Depression. Nine text-rich slides contains information separated into six main categories related to the migrant experience. They'll discuss,...
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The Roaring Twenties

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Let's take a look back at America during the 1920s and 1930s. Information regarding the economics in the 1920s that led to some of the issues during the 1930s are covered using text and images. Learners will consider economic booms,...
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Quantifying Dust Bowl Storms

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Why did the Dust Bowl of the 1930s occur? What were leading causes and what areas did the great dust storms affect? These questions kick off a highly informative look at the causes and solutions for the American Dust Bowl. The...
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The Great Depression

For Teachers 7th - 12th
There is nothing like a historic photograph to move your learners. Pictures tell stories in an organic and emotional way. Explore the causes of the dust bowl and the great depression with your class. Each slide contains a single black...
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Documenting the Great Depression

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students compare and contrast two photographs from the Great Depression, and identify the ways in which the photographers depicted the hardships of everyday life during this period. They hypothesize about the story behind each photograph...
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The Great Depression and Everyday Life

For Teachers 11th
Examine everyday life during the Great Depression, as well as the effects if the Depression on American population, society, and economy. Learners write who, what, where, when, and why summaries of a person who relocated to California...
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Growing a Nation

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the Dust Bowl in American History.  In this US History lesson, 11th graders read a transcript on the Dust Bowl.  Students analyze a video on the Dust Bowl. 
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Losing Ground

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students examine how effects of farming practices in the early 20th Century contributed to severe soil erosion of a large portion of the North American grasslands.
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The Great Depression

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Boy was this economy depressed! Take your class on a trip down memory lane. Let them discover the causes, effects, and key players of the Great Depression. Both images and text are included on each slide. While both are good, the text...
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Great Depression: Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Add this presentation to your unit on the Great Depression as a strong informational supplement. With clear learning objectives, details on the 1929 stock market crash, and the effects of the Great Depression (though it's spelled...