Dust Bowl Facts: Lesson for Kids


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What area of the United States did the Dust Bowl affect the most?

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1. The Dust Bowl lasted an entire decade (10 years!). In what decade did the Dust Bowl occur?

2. What were the main causes of the Dust Bowl?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Where and when the Dust Bowl happened are topics you will need to know for this quiz/worksheet combo. And don't worry, you can take the quiz as many times as you'd like if you don't answer all of the questions correctly the first time.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For this quiz, you should be familiar with:

  • What area was affected by the Dust Bowl
  • Which decade (10-year period) the Dust Bowl happened
  • The main causes of the Dust Bowl
  • Problems caused by this event
  • Things that helped to end the Dust Bowl

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the most important information from the lesson, such as the causes of the Dust Bowl and where it happened
  • Information recall - remember the time period in which the Dust Bowl happened
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about the problems that resulted from the Dust Bowl and how it ended

Additional Learning

Use the lesson called Dust Bowl Facts: Lesson for Kids to find out more details about this event. The lesson will:

  • Provide a summary of events that led to the Dust Bowl
  • Explain what a drought is
  • Tell what law was passed to make sure the Dust Bowl did not happen again