The Dust Bowl and farmers
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Watch The Dust Bowl videos on demand. Stream full episodes online.
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The Environment: A Global Challenge is the most comprehensive resource on the environment available online.
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THE DUST BOWL chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, in which the frenzied wheat boom of the 'Great Plow-Up,' followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation.
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1. Ecological - Characterized by the interdependence of living organisms in an environment.

2. Dreadful - Causing or involving great suffering, fear, or unhappiness; extremely bad or serious.

3. Rippling - Form or flow with small waves on the surface.

4. Embedded - Fix (an object) firmly and deeply in a surrounding mass.

5. Semiarid - somewhat arid.

6. Overgrazing - Graze (grassland) so heavily that the vegetation is damaged and the ground becomes liable to erosion.

7. Systematic - Done or acting according to a fixed plan or system; methodical.

8. Billowing - Fill with air and swell outward.

9. Scurrying - Move hurriedly with short quick steps.

10. Fleeing - Run away from a place or situation of danger.

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This lesson introduces students to this dramatic era in our nation's history through photographs, songs and interviews with people who lived through the Dust Bowl.
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In the late 1990s, I was casting about for a new career track. "Why dont you write a book about the Dust Bowl," said my aunt, Ardith Rieke, who had grown up in the 1930s on a farm in northeastern Colorado.
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