Dust Bowl Curriculum

The Dust Bowl was a period of time during the 1930s when the drought-stricken Southern Plains region of the United States suffered severe dust storms. As high winds and choking dust swept the region from Texas to Nebraska, people and livestock were killed and crops failed across the entire region. Curriculum is available for 5th-12th grade students to examine the causes, impact, and lessons learned from the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history.