the worst hard time

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What lessons, if any, have we learned from the dust bowl catastrophe—about how human actions, well-intentioned or not, can lead to environmental damage? Is there anything comparable on the horizon today?225). What lessons, if any, have we learned from the dust bowl catastrophe—about how human actions, well-intentioned or not, can lead to environmental damage? Is there anything comparable on the horizon today? Drawing on more contemporary examples of environmental disasters or concerns, write a paper that explores how this debate continues to be timely or that takes a stand on this debate.
2. According to the Houston Chronicle, “The Worst Hard Time documents how government and business with the best of intentions can facilitate the
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7. Write a response to the question: “How is this book relevant to 21st century readers?” You might consider the most serious ecological or environmental issues that we currently face, and the responses and actions of individuals, communities, activists, and governments. Or, as a group collaborative project, define an ecological or environmental problem, and outline a proposal or solution that might address the problem. Present this as a multi-part paper or website.
8. During the Dust bowl, a number of people left their homes—a migration about which Steinbeck 's Grapes of Wrath is written. But most residents chose to stay. Write a response in which you evaluate why the residents stayed. Would it have been better to have left? Which choice would you have made? Use illustrations and examples from the book to support your analysis.
9. Create a class environmental blog in which you include discussion threads of historical accounts of environmental disasters—such as the Dust Bowl—along with accounts of current environmental events or concerns. With the purpose of creating collective action, include concrete steps that individuals and communities might take to address environmental concerns, and include links to relevant national and local organizations and community groups.
10. Imagine that the sequences of diary entries from Don Hartwell in Nebraska (pages 244-48;