Dust Bowl: Grantsville, Utah

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Dustbowl Grantsville

Grade 7 (DVD 14min.)

This short documentary, narrated by KUTV's Michelle King, includes interviews from Utah residents (primary sources) about the "dirty" Grantsville Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Yes, Utah did experience its own dust bowl, not from the turn of the plow like the Midwest, but from overgrazing. Learn about how residents responded to what was one of the nation's worst environmental disasters.

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

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