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Links related to the study of "Out of the Dust" by Karen Hesse

 

 

  1. Photos of Dust Bowl:

http://rs6.loc.gov/ammem/fsowhome.html

  1. Timeline of the Great Depression:

http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/connections_n2/great_depression.html

 

 

Dust Bowl. Read about the Dust Bowl period. Was the book an accurate depiction of the time period? In four small groups, examine the Song Text, Audio Titles, Photographs, and Performers/Interviewees sections at the Voices from the Dust Bowl site. Pick examples that remind you of a particular story in the book.

 

 
Depression. Although Oklahoma was hit particularly hard by the depression, the rest of the country also suffered. How did the depression impact people in different parts of the United States? Using the Timelines page, create charts showing radical changes and prices.
 
Oral History. Interview a person who remembers The Great Depression and compare their memories with Billie Jo's experiences. Select a picture from the time period. Write a story that includes Billie Jo or the person you interviewed.
 
Dinosaurs. Fossils were found during the dust bowl. Why were they found during this time period? What types of dinosaurs were found?

 

 

1. Catastrophic Weather Event: The Dust Bowl 1936-1940

http://edweb.sdsu.edu/t2arp/quest/dustbowl/dust.html

 This site has many interesting facts about culture and history during the 1930s. 

2. The Dust Bowl

http://usd.edu/anth/epa/dust.html

This site provides a quick overview of what the Dust Bowl was and includes a video of a dust storm. 

3. 1930's Dust Bowl

http://www.ptsi.net/user/museum/dustbowl.html

This site is an excerpt from "The Dust Bowl, Men, Dirt, and Depression" by Paul Bonnifield. 

4. New Deal Time Line

http://newdeal.feri.org/timeline/1934.htm

Black Sunday April 14, 1935. The dust storm that turned day into night. Many believed the world was coming to an end.

5. Time Line of the 1930s

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/dustbowl/timeline/index.html

This site is a time line of the 1930s. 

6. Encyclopedia .com

http://www.encyclopedia.com/articles/03878.html

7. Day of the Black Blizzard

http://www.discovery.com/

This site provides you with a personal, pictorial, and audio account of a dust storm.

8. Dust Storms and Their Damage

http://www.weru.ksu.edu/pics/dust_storms/

9. Understanding and Defining Drought

http://enso.unl.edu/ndmc/enigma/def2.htm

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