Activity 1: Riches Beyond the Mississippi
Activities & Media Album: "Stinging Dust & Forgotten Lives: The Dust Bowl" Teacher's Guide to Activities and Media
Teacher Resource Guide: tcpfilms.com/studio/sdfl/SDFL_Lest_We_Forget.pdf
Put students into small groups and have them create a table with columns labeled Advantages and Disadvantages of the Eastern Land and the Great Plains. Students will fill in characteristics of the two regions while they view the clip.
The clip describes the conditions of the east that forced many to migrate to the Great Plains. After students view the clip, discuss their findings while focusing on the reasons behind human expansion.
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