The Dust Bowl: How The Dust Bowl Began
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The Dust Bowl during the 1930s was a time that tested American tenacity and resilience. It was the time when one of the greatest man-made American catastrophes caused the migration of countless families because the 10-year drought had rendered the area inhabitable. This clip illustrates the factors that contributed to the Dust Bowl.

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  1. What was the Dust Bowl?
  2. How was the Dust Bowl created?
  3. Why does he call this event cataclysm and a human drama?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify the impact of various issues and events on life in Texas such as urbanization, increased us...
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    explain ways in which geographic factors such as the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, the Dust Bowl, lim...
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    analyze the impact of physical and human geographic factors on the settlement of the Great Plains, t...

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