Compare & Contrast

The history of the Dust Bowl region from the early 1900s through the 1930s is one of extreme contrast as the following activity is meant to suggest.

In each item in the following list you are presented with two or three images contrasting different aspects of the Dust Bowl experience. Study the images and the captions closely. In each set of images you will notice some similarities, but more importantly, some significant differences. Prepare a chart for each item like the one started for you below for the Palmer Drought Severity Index. Carefully record the similarities and differences that you observe.

Last modified in October, 2011 by Rick Thomas