Dust Bowl: CBS 1955 Documentary

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Dust Bowl CBS

Grades 3-12 (DVD 23 min.)

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 23-minute film is narrated by the renowned Walter Cronkite.

Lesson plans associated with this video can be found on the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix.

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