Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp Topics for Discussion

Jerry Stanley
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What geographic region of the United States was called the Dust Bowl? How did the region get the name Dust Bowl? What part of Oklahoma was in the Dust Bowl?

What author wrote the book The Grapes of Wrath? Why was the book The Grapes of Wrath banned in parts of California?

Why did the Okies want to move from their homes in Oklahoma? Why did they think that California would provide them with a better way of life? Why were many of the Okies unable to find work when they arrived in California?

What kind of work were the Okies looking for when they arrived in California? What were the living conditions of the Okie children and their families after they arrived in California? Why did their living conditions lead to illness and even death among the Okie families?

Why were Okies mistreated...

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