Texas Dust Bowl: Extension Activities
Find out how the Dust Bowl contributed to the famous Route 66. Download this PowerPoint from the Arizona Geographic Alliance.
Independent Reading: Before the Week's Through
This short story published on Newsela recounts one Dust Bowl experience. Teachers who have a free Newsela account can assign to the students and adjust the reading level according to student needs.
Students learn and practice the art of photo essays using Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother.
Watch The Dust Bowl
If you have access to PBS, this film by Ken Burns documents the environmental tragedy known as the Dust Bowl.
The Great Depression Teaching Resources
Explore numerous links and resources to help your students understand the events leading up to, during, and after the Great Depression.
More Activities and Ideas
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