The Dust Bowl Illustration

Dust Bowl &
Great Depression

The Dirty Thirties - In the 1930s, in the Midwest, across the Great Plains, disaster struck. There were several droughts, one on top of the other. Farms were just recovering when yet another drought hit. The crops died in the fields. That created a new problem - dust storms. Once the crops died, there was nothing to hold the soil in place. Topsoil blew away in huge dust storms.

The Dirty Thirties - The Dust Bowl for Kids

The Dust Bowl for Teachers

Powerpoints about the Dust Bowl

See Also: The Great Depression