Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Dust Bowl

Today we will be talking about soil conservations techniques such as contour plowing and no-till farming.  Without protecting this important natural resource, we may be forced to relive one of the most environmentally devastating times in our nation's history:  The Dust Bowl.  There is a great film by Ken Burns called "The Dust Bowl" that tells the story of this terrifying time through photographs, first-hand accounts, and historic video footage.  PBS has a wonderful website that accompanies the film.  Explore it HERE

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