NPR series, Published: August 4, 2012
Schaper explores what farmers have learned and how they have adjusted their agriculture practices due to the Dust Bowl years in the 1950's and 1930's.
Schaper wants to illustrate how genetically modified foods have helped farmers adapt and get through the more recent droughts.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS
Listen >> NPR: This Drought's No Dry Run: Lessons of the Dust Bowl
TEACHING NOTES / CONTEXT FOR USE
This material can be used to explore how farmers have adapted and learned from the previous tragic weather conditions of the Dust Bowl years. Discussed is how genetically modified crops have allowed some farmers to continue their business during the recent heat waves and droughts.
Assessment is at the discretion of the educator and how this material is applied.
REFERENCES AND RESOURCES
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