Unit 5 Lesson 4: The Dust Bowl
by Jason Clark
| 15 Questions
Note from the author:
McGraw Hill - Imagine It - 4th grade
An 'era' is
a period of history.
a large wheat field.
The item was in high 'demand'. This means people
were tired of the item.
could not afford the item.
could not sell the item.
really wanted the item.
Homeless families camped out by the roadsides and irrigation 'ditches.' 'Ditches' are
fields with crops.
forests with mostly older trees.
channels for water.
Camps gave migrants a place where they could feel safe from unfriendly 'locals'. What are 'locals?'
people who have lived in a place for a long time
fierce and dangerous bears
If I am 'desperate' for a cookie, that means that
one more cookie will make me sick.
I'm in great need of one.
I don't like cookies at all.
I dreamed about a cookie last night.
Which of these states was NOT part of the Dust Bowl?
How was the soil on the Great Plains like chocolate?
It was sweet to smell.
It broke into square chunks.
It was dark brown.
It could grow many kinds of crops.
What happened after World War 1?
Ranchers and farmers made more money.
Grassland covered the Great Plains.
The price of farm products dropped.
Farmers were not able to plow as much land.
What happened on "Black Tuesday"?
the first major dust storm
the stock market crashed
the beginning of World War 1
the death of the President
The author wrote this selection in order to
convince the reader that the Dust Bowl could happen today.
explain why grass is as important as crops.
show how the Dust Bowl changed the country.
tell about a family who survived the Dust Bowl.
How was farmland destroyed in the 1930´s?
Why did farm production increase during World War 1?
How was farming different after 1930?
Why did the wind storms hurt the farmers so badly?
Why did the Farm Security Administration start camps for migrant workers?
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