Dust Bowl Essay Topics

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Are you teaching your class about the Dust Bowl? Essays will help them connect with the topic. This lesson offers Dust Bowl topic suggestions for different types of essays.

Dust Bowl Essays

One great way to determine student understanding on large units and long-term concepts like the Dust Bowl is to have them research and write an essay. Why is this? Most curriculum standards now require middle and high school students to write a wide variety of essays on content-specific topics. Writing an essay will require students to use high-level thinking skills, such as analysis and evaluation, and give you a clear idea of their understanding.

There are several types of essays you can assign to students. One is an informative essay. The purpose of this type of writing is to provide information to readers on a specific topic. For example, students writing about the Dust Bowl will teach their audience facts such as dates, causes and impact. Another type of essay is the persuasive essay, in which students will attempt to convince the reader of a topic such as the reason for the Dust Bowl.

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