Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Jerry Stanley
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Essay Topic 1

Describe the geographical region of the Oklahoma Panhandle. Where is it centered and what states are included in the region? What is the climate like?

Essay Topic 2

What does Jerry Stanley mean by "dry farmers" when he describes the farmers of the Oklahoma Panhandle? How did the farmers survive?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the effects of the Great Depression on the farmers of the Oklahoma Panhandle. What impact did banking and stocks have on the farmers?

Essay Topic 4

Describe the economic impact of the Dust Bowl on America. How was agriculture affected by the loss of farmland in the Midwest? How did farmers survive?

Essay Topic 5

Discuss how the idealism the Okies felt toward California reflects similar images that immigrants see America as today. How does this idealistic image evolve?

Essay Topic 6

How many farmers lost their land between 1935 and 1940? How many families left the Dust Bowl...

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