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Dakota Life: A South Dakota Guide SDPB Dakota Life
South Dakota State Historical Society Press: A South Dakota Guide

This Dakota Life is about A South Dakota Guide, which is a 2005 reprint of the 1930s WPA American Guide. The 1930s guide was part of the Federal Writers' Project. The geological, historical, cultural, and economic information contained in this encyclopedic guide offers valuable insights into early and Depression-era South Dakota. The guide provides a panoramic view of South Dakota life and landscape in the 1930s. (South Dakota Historical Society, Festival of Books, South Dakota Works Progress Administration, Federal Writers' Project, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, relief program, history, 1930's, Dust Bowl, Lisle Reese, SD history, MSS manuscripts, periodical, WPA projects, American Guide Services)

(SDPB Air Date: 10/05/2006)
Geography in US History 109 - New Deal for the Dust Bowl Geography in US History
109. New Deal for the Dust Bowl (1931: 1945)

Investigate the relationship between geography and history. Demonstrate how knowledge of geography contributes to historical understanding, and develop historical and geographical literacy. Help students place historical events and trends in the contexts of time and place, utilizing fundamental geographic themes as organizing principles. Provide students with the perspectives, information, concepts, and skills essential to understanding significant historical developments from 1787 to the present.
20-minutes
REGIONAL YOUTH TOWN HALL MEETING: DUST BOWL REGIONAL YOUTH TOWN HALL MEETING: DUST BOWL

Topics of Discussion: Floods and Droughts in South Dakota.

Museum of South Dakota State Historical Society Regional Youth Town Hall - Two area experts served as speakers, with the discussion moderated by historian Dr. Brad Tennant from Presentation College in Aberdeen. Speakers included State Climatologist Dr. Dennis Todey and Eric Stasch, operations project manager for the Oahe Project with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Pierre. Stasch and Todey answered questions about the flood and the drought. (More/Museum)

NATIONAL YOUTH SUMMIT: DUST BOWL On October 17, 2012, the National Museum of American History (NMAH) partnered with the National Endowment for the Humanities, PBS and Smithsonian Affiliations to present the National Youth Summit on the Dust Bowl. The program connected thousands of high school students and united them in a national dialogue regarding the Dust Bowl’s legacy on both the environment and the culture of the United States.

Watch SDPB's Dust Bowl Dakota Life Online SDPB Television’s magazine-style program looked at three aspects of the Dirty ‘30s. Dust Bowl Remembered – Some South Dakotans old enough to recall the hard times of the 1930s share their stories. Dust Bowl National Youth Summit - Kids gather in Pierre for a question-and-answer webinar presented by the Smithsonian Institute. Dust Bowl Lessons Learned – The drought of the 1930s changed farming forever. The federal government established the Soil Conservation Service at the peak of the 1930s drought. The agency has changed its name to the National Resources Conservation Service, but the mission of protecting natural resources – agricultural resources in particular – remains the same.

THE DUST BOWL: A Film By Ken Burns (Teacher) A new two-part, four-hour documentary by Ken Burns, takes us to the southern plains of our country and terrifying disaster. The film chronicles the environmental catastrophe that, throughout the 1930s, destroyed the farmlands of the Great Plains, turned prairies into deserts and unleashed a pattern of massive, deadly dust storms that for many seemed to herald the end of the world. It was the worst manmade ecological disaster in American history.
The Dust Bowl South Dakota: Lessons A look at how the Dust Bowl of the 1930's affected South Dakota. (High Resolution Video)

Related Programs:
- The Dust Bowl South Dakota: Memories
- Regional Youth Town Hall Meeting: Dust Bowl SD

Resources:
- Natural Resources Conservation Service - South Dakota
- South Dakota Association of Conservation Districts at sdconservation.org
- Unlock the Secrets in the Soil" USDA Soil Health Information
- South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum
- Learn more about South Dakota during the 1930s in this South Dakota State Historical Society slideshow on Flickr.
- View South Dakota Dust Bowl images on Flickr. (Courtesy: NRCS)

Related Content:
- Dust Bowl: A Film By Ken Burns (Video clips, photos and more/ Education Resources)
- American Experience: Surviving the Dust Bowl (Teacher)
- PBS LearningMedia

Tip for viewing an imbedded player. Try the following to reduce pixilation when enlarging the video. Click “View” on the top of the browser, then click “Zoom”, then increase the size. I normally increase to a size between 250% and 300%, then scroll to the player. The player is larger and there is no pixilation. To reverse, click “View” and reduce to 100%.
The Dust Bowl South Dakota: Memories A look at how the Dust Bowl of the 1930's affected South Dakota. (High Resolution Video)

Related Programs:
- The Dust Bowl South Dakota: Lessons
- Regional Youth Town Hall Meeting: Dust Bowl SD

Resources:
- Natural Resources Conservation Service - South Dakota
- South Dakota Association of Conservation Districts at sdconservation.org
- Unlock the Secrets in the Soil" USDA Soil Health Information
- South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum
- Learn more about South Dakota during the 1930s in this South Dakota State Historical Society slideshow on Flickr.
- View South Dakota Dust Bowl images on Flickr. (Courtesy: NRCS)

Related Content:
- Dust Bowl: A Film By Ken Burns (Video clips, photos and more/ Education Resources)
- American Experience: Surviving the Dust Bowl (Teacher)
- PBS LearningMedia

Tip for viewing an imbedded player. Try the following to reduce pixilation when enlarging the video. Click “View” on the top of the browser, then click “Zoom”, then increase the size. I normally increase to a size between 250% and 300%, then scroll to the player. The player is larger and there is no pixilation. To reverse, click “View” and reduce to 100%.



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