Activity 3: The Effects of Drought on Humans
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
With students still in groups, have a couple of groups be a farming family and others be a family from the city. After viewing the clip, “Dusty Silhouettes,” discuss the impact of harsh conditions on people in rural and urban communities. Now discuss the following questions:
1. What are the significant effects of drought on daily living for people in farming communities and in urban communities?
2. When a drought occurs, which part of society is affected the most, the least?
3. If water shortages follow a drought event, explain and justify who deserves priority use of water?
Copyright 2008 Cameron Douglas Craig and Kevin Harker Jeanes