Out of The Dust



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Description: This Webquest was created to help students determine and analyze the contributing economic, governmental, and other factors leading to the Dust bowl and "Black Blizzards", and the impact it played on American society economically, politically, and geographically. For Freshman U.S. History Essential Question: What would you do if you lived in the Dust Bowl? What Choices would you have made, and why? U.S. History: • Standard 16: Understands how the rise of corporations, heavy industry, and mechanized farming transformed American society • Standard 22: Understands how the United States changed between the post-World War I years and the eve of the Great Depression Historical Understanding: • Standard 1: Understands and knows how to analyze chronological relationships and patterns • Standard 2: Understands the historical perspective Economics: • Standard 3: Understands the concept of prices and the interaction of supply and demand in a market economy Geography: • Standard 1: Understands the characteristics and uses of maps, globes, and other geographic tools and technologies • Standard 2: Knows the location of places, geographic features, and patterns of the environment • Standard 4: Understands the physical and human characteristics of place • Standard 5: Understands the concept of regions • Standard 12: Understands the patterns of human settlement and their causes • Standard 14: Understands how human actions modify the physical environment
Grade Level: 9-12
Curriculum: Social Studies
Keywords: Dust Bowl, Out of the Dust, "Black Blizzards", The Homestead Act of 1862, The New Deal,
Author(s): Ashleigh Ricciarelli

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