The Great Depression and the Dust Bowl
One of the primary sources
(Woody Guthrie's Dust Storm Lyrics or the Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt)
AND 1 of the informational articles about the Dust Bowl/Great Depression AND the Causes of the Dust Bowl Infographic.
2. Choose an image from the 1930s Great Depression, Dorothea Lange, or US Dust Bowl of 1930s videos. Capture the image and insert it into a Google Doc.
3. Write a poem based on the photograph and your careful reading of the materials in step 1. Type it below your photograph in your Google Doc. Be sure to give permission to edit to the teacher as you share it.
November 1937. From EDSITEment.
Causes of Dust Bowl Infographic
Here Comes that Rainbow Again is a song inspired by a scene in the movie The Grapes of Wrath, based on the book by John Steinbeck. You may very well read this book as an assignment in high school.
The Grapes of Wrath is the story of a family from Oklahoma who leave their family farm due to the dust bowl, and travel to California to look for work. They have many problems, and people are often unkind, but in this scene a waitress at a roadside diner is willing to help.