Folklife Resources for Educators
Materials Related to Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939
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Dust Bowl Migration -- Primary Source Set
by Library of Congress
Photographs, recorded music, and song lyrics document the daily ordeals of rural migrant families from the Great Plains during a decade marked by both the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. The resources in this primary source set are intended for classroom use. Includes a Dust Bowl Migration Teacher Guide (8 p. PDF), photographs, and sound recordings collected at California migrant labor camps, and a link to primary source analysis tools.
|Grade Level: 6-8; 9-12
||Curriculum: History and Social Studies; Art and Culture; Music
|Resource Type: Primary sources; Audio recordings
|Subjects: United States--History--1933-1945; Labor history; United States--Social life and customs; Social history; Texas--Social life and customs; New Mexico--Social life and customs; Oklahoma--Social life and customs; California--Social life and customs; Music; Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939; Folk songs; Migration, Internal; Migrant agricultural laborers; New Deal, 1933-1939; Great Plains--Social life and customs
Geographic locations: Great Plains; United States; Texas; Oklahoma; New Mexico; California
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