TEXAS DUST BOWL: Background Activities
Activity 1: What is a Natural Disaster?
Students watch the EdPuzzle video and answer the questions.
Note: The teacher will not be able to record answers unless he/she has a free EdPuzzle.com account.
Activity 2: Drought in America Today
Does the United States still experience drought? Yes! To see where, take a look at the current U.S. Drought Monitor.
Activity 3: Great Plains Coloring Page
Students color in the states that fall in the Great Plains.
Activity 4: The Dust Bowl
The weather channel gives a short and succinct explanation of the Dust Bowl.
Activity 5: Soil Erosion Demonstration
Help students understand the causes and effects of erosion with this hands-on demonstration.