Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix
Dust Bowl: CBS 1955 Documentary
This newsreel-style documentary chronicles the Dust Bowl with interviews from people (primary sources) who lived through the "dirty thirties." The images linger well after the film ends. An excellent resource to use when studying the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, or the Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck. The renowned Walter Cronkite narrates the 23-minute film available on DVD or YouTube. Order this DVD online from agclassroomstore.com.
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Lessons Associated with this Resource
- From Boom to Dust
- Plant-Soil Interactions (Grades 9-12)
- Growing a Nation Era 2: From Defeat to Victory
- Caring for the Land
- Dark Days
- Keeping Soil in Its Place
- What's Our Soil Worth?
- Soil and Sustainability (Grades 6-8)