Dust Bowl Resources

Pbs.org Dust Bowl interactive resources
THE DUST BOWL chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history,
in which the frenzied wheat boom of the "Great Plow-Up," followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation.
Vivid interviews with twenty-six survivors of those hard times, combined with dramatic photographs and seldom seen movie footage,
bring to life stories of incredible human suffering and equally incredible human perseverance.
It is also a morality tale about our relationship to the land that sustains us—a lesson we ignore at our peril.
This site contains short video clips, as well as info on how to download the PBS Dust Bowl video in iTunes.

Dust Bowl Days
This site has resources for teachers, including GUIDING QUESTIONS, and ideas for your lessons.

Pbs.org An Introduction to the Dust Bowl
Teachers and students can read this introduction together.


AwesomeStories The Great Depression and the Dust Bowl
As if the economic disaster were not enough, the American Midwest was hit with unprecedented drought.
Food supplies were diminished as formerly fertile fields became dust bowls.
And in the south, once-productive cotton fields were transformed into eroded wastelands.

AwesomeStores Cinderella Man
As if the economic disaster were not enough, the American Midwest was hit with unprecedented drought.
Food supplies were diminished as formerly fertile fields became dust bowls.
And in the south, once-productive cotton fields were transformed into eroded wastelands.