Everything you need to understand or teach Children of the Dust Bowl by Jerry Stanley.
Children of the Dust Bowl, The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp, by Jerry Stanley, illustrated with actual photographs from the era, is the story of the migration of Okies from the Oklahoma Panhandle to the land of promises in California. The wicked weather and winds that cursed the Oklahoma Panhandle became unbearable in the late 1930s. From 1931 through 1936, it had rained only a handful of times.
The large majority of Okies in that region were farmers whose livelihood and their very survival depended on rain. The farmers tried to hold on, praying for the day when the rains would come. But things grew even worse when unrelenting winds, sometimes at 50 MPH, became everyday events. The winds whipped up the dry earth, creating a sky constantly filled with the dust of the red clay. The region became known as the "Dust Bowl". The strife of the...
Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp Lesson Plans contain 143 pages of teaching material, including: