by Christina Duncan, San Diego State University

This is a webquest created to help students understand the setting, which is found in "Out of the Dust." This is a project, which should be introduced after reading the novel. Doing this project after the reading is a way to motivate students and peak their interest outside reading the novel and help to resonate the important aspects of the novel.


You have been reading Karen Hess's, Out of the Dust, but do you really understand how this setting goes beyond this book and into historical events, which has shaped the world we live in. We will venture into the world wide web to help us understand the setting of the Dust Bowl in hopes to have a deeper understanding into our history and those characters we have encountered in our readings.