All our videos teach through the power of story to make the history relevant and memorable. In this video-lesson, students learn about the causes and effects of the Dust Bowl within the context of the Great Depression. Students learn how farmers ripped up native grasses to plant wheat, leaving the soil vulnerable to drought and winds. They discover that when 2.5 million headed west to escape the ravages of the storms, it became one of the largest migrations in US history, though they were not welcome when they arrived in California- "Okies" were discriminated against and continued to struggle to find work and dignity. ✅ The lessons cover state-standards while making sure the content is still interesting.
Dust Bowl Primary Source Activity
After the video, notes, and quiz, students analyze primary & secondary sources like poetry, photographs, diary entries, and an overview of Dust Bowl migrations to California. Students answer questions and then write a letter to a loved one as if they were living through the Dust Bowl.
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