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This report was created by the Great Plains Committee, which had been called by President Roosevelt to investigate the effects of drought and wind erosion in the southwestern United States. Chapter IV of the report, titled "Destructive Effects of Undesirable Tendencies," outlines some of the major problems in this region, composed of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. These problems included the decreasing amount of range land, soil erosion, and the depletion of ground water. A large part of the chapter deals with relief efforts and homestead rehabilitation. It also contains illustrations and tables that provide comparative data on the situation in each of these states.

Creator: Great Plains Committee
Date: December, 1936

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Chapter IV: Destructive effects of undesirable tendencies, in The future of the Great Plains: Report of the Great Plains Committee - 49

This report is rather lengthy and would work best if excerpted for student use. In particular, the tables and maps would provides students with a comparison of how Kansas fared when placed alongside other states. Also, students could take one short section (with a header), such as the section on page 49 about soil wastage, and compare that to evidence in other sources selected for this standard.

KS:7th:5.1:Agriculture and the Dust Bowl (2005)

Item Number: 210678
Call Number: 330.978 Un3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210678

Agriculture - Agricultural methods and practices - Irrigation
Agriculture - Agricultural methods and practices - Plowing
Agriculture - Crops - Vegetables - Corn
Agriculture - Crops - Wheat
Agriculture - Environment - Soil - Soil erosion
Agriculture - Environment - Water
Agriculture - Environment - Weather - Droughts
Agriculture - Environment - Weather - Storms - Dust
Agriculture - Government farm programs - Price supports - Agricultural Adjustment Act
Agriculture - Government farm programs - Relief - Homestead Rehabilitation
Agriculture - Livestock
Collections - Library
Community Life - Disasters and accidents - Dust Storms
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1930s to 1940s (Benchmark 5) - Agriculture and the Dust Bowl (Indicator 1) - Drought and dust storms
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1930s to 1940s (Benchmark 5) - Agriculture and the Dust Bowl (Indicator 1) - Soil erosion
Date - 1930s - 1936
Environment - Natural resources - Conservation of natural resources - Soil
Environment - Natural resources - Conservation of natural resources - Water
Environment - Weather - Droughts
Environment - Weather - Storms - Dust
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Federal agencies and programs - Agencies - Civil Works Administration
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Federal agencies and programs - Agencies - Works Progress Administration
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Federal agencies and programs - Policies and programs - New Deal
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Report
Places - Other States - Colorado
Places - Other States - Montana
Places - Other States - Nebraska
Places - Other States - New Mexico
Places - Other States - North Dakota
Places - Other States - Oklahoma
Places - Other States - South Dakota
Places - Other States - Texas
Places - Other States - Wyoming
Places - Regions - Central Kansas
Places - Regions - Southwest Kansas
Places - Regions - Western Kansas
Thematic Time Period - Great Depression and Dust Bowl, 1929-1941
Type of Material - Printed materials - Government publications - Reports

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