by Joshua Joesten, Latino College Prep Academy

Introduction

What if you had thousands of dollars in crops which you needed to sell in order to pay the monthly payment on your farm? What if those crops didn't grow because there was no rain? What would your next step be? How would you survive? What would happen to your farm?

After reading The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck you should have an understanding about the hardships that the Joad family faced as a result of the Dust Bowl in the 1930's. Now imagine that a severe drought hit the midwest today. In this webquest you will be exploring the possible impacts a natural disaster like the Dust Bowl would have on modern day America. How would this impact your way of life?

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