RESOURCE:

Dust Bowl Stories

Grade Range: 9-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Interactives & Media
Date Posted: 8/31/2012

Discuss the story of the Dust Bowl through images from photographer Arthur Rothstein, through song with Woody Guthrie's Dust Bowl ballads, and through text writings from President Roosevelt and farmer Caroline Henderson.  Then, challenge students to consider modern environmental issues with a discussion of the 2012 drought and research on contemporary environmental issues.  These lessons are designed to support viewing of the National Youth Summit on the Dust Bowl.  The archived webcast is available here: http://americanhistory.si.edu/nys/national-youth-summit-dust-bowl