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This report was created by the Great Plains Committee, which had been called by the President to investigate the effects of drought and wind erosion in the southwestern United States. For the purposes of the committee, the Great Plains was defined as the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. The forward to the report, included here, states the purpose of the report and the steps that must be taken to solve this problem, both on the federal level and the state level. These steps include the development of water resources, government purchase of range lands, control of erosion, community organization, and legislation regarding tenancy, leasing, and delinquency.

Creator: Great Plains Committee
Date: December 1936

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This report is rather lengthy and would work best if excerpted for student use. For instance, students could focus on the steps taken at the state level in order to compare this report to other sources selected for this standard. Also, the section titled "The Present Situation" can illustrate the severity of the problem.

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

Item Number: 210696
Call Number: 330.978 Un3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210696

Agriculture - Agricultural methods and practices - Conservation - Strip cropping
Agriculture - Agricultural methods and practices - Conservation - Terracing
Agriculture - Agricultural methods and practices - Irrigation
Agriculture - Agricultural methods and practices - Plowing - Contour
Agriculture - Agricultural methods and practices - Plowing - Listing
Agriculture - Crops - Rye
Agriculture - Crops - Trees
Agriculture - Crops - Wheat
Agriculture - Environment - Soil - Soil erosion
Agriculture - Environment - Water
Agriculture - Environment - Weather - Droughts
Agriculture - Family farming
Agriculture - Labor - Farmers
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Farmers
Collections - Library
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) - Irrigation
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 - Plants - Trees
Environment - Water - Ponds
Environment - Water - Springs
Environment - Water - Wells
Environment - Weather - Droughts
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Report
Thematic Time Period - Great Depression and Dust Bowl, 1929 - 1941
Type of Material - Printed materials - Government publications - Reports

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