• Media Center Resources

     

    Brown, D. (2013). The great American dust bowl

    Call Tag: 978 BRO

    Lexile GN860

    “The "Dirty Thirties" are brought to life in this graphic novel account of one of America's worst natural disasters--the Dust Bowl.”

     

    Curtis, C. P. (1999). Bud, not Buddy. New York: Delacorte Press.

    Call Tag: F CUR

    Lexile 950

    Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.

     

    Downing, D. (2001). The Great Depression. Chicago, ILL.: Heinemann Library.

    Call Tag: 908 DOW

    Lexile ~890

    “Describes the 1929 stock market crash and the events and effects of the depression that followed, including the New Deal programs intended to restore the economy.”

     

    Hesse. K. (1999). Out of the dust. New York: Scholastic.

    Call Tag: F HES

    Lexile 1040

    “In a series of poems, fifteen-year-old Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family's wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression.”

     

    Price, S. (2007). The dirty thirties. Chicago, ILL.; Raintree.

    Call Tag: 978 PRI

    Lexile 600

    “Describes the Dust Bowl of the 1930's and the resulting mass migration of the Okies to California.”

     

    Sandler, M. (n. d.). Great American disasters. Harpercollins Children’s Books.

    Call Tag: 973 San

    “Examines the causes and effects of such American disasters as the sinking of the steamboat Sultana in 1871, the Johnstown flood, the Dust Bowl, and the influenza epidemic of 1918-19.”

     

    Stein, R. C. (1993). The Great Depression. Danbury, Conn.: Childrens Press.

    Call Tag: 973 ST

    Lexile ~890

    “Describes the 1929 stock market crash and the events and effects of the depression that followed, including the New Deal programs intended to restore the economy.”

    GALILEO Resources

     

    Dust Bowl. (2017). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from http://school.eb.com.proxygsu-sric.galileo.usg.edu/levels/elementary/article/Dust-Bowl/390020

     

    Article 1 Lexile 760

    Article 2 Lexile 1200

     

    Great Depression. (2017). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from http://school.eb.com.proxygsu-sric.galileo.usg.edu/levels/elementary/article/Great-Depression/353208

    Article 1 Lexile 840

    Article 2 Lexile 1150

     

    Internet Resources

     

    Ganzel, B. (2003). Farming in the 1030s. Retrieved from

    http://www.livinghistoryfarm.org/farminginthe30s/water_02.html

     

    Digital Resources. (2216). The human meaning of the Great Depression. Retrieved from

    http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/active_learning/explorations/children_depression/human

    _meaning.cfm

     

    Tobin, Declan. (2017). Fun Dust Bowl Facts For Kids. Easy Science for Kids. Retrieved from

    http://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-dust-bowl/

     

    Includes a video slideshow of pictures of the Dust Bowl with music about the disaster. Total run time 4:03

     

    Discovery Education Resources

     

    Mazzarella Educational Media, 2013. The Great Depression. [Video Segment].

    Available from http://www.discoveryeducation.com

    Running Time 3:30

    “Describes the social and economic conditions of the United States during the Great Depression.”