Winds whipped dark clouds of dust across the dry, open croplands of the Great Plains. How did this tragedy begin and what took the country through the worst of this extreme drought in the Dust Bowl? Learn about this trying time with easy-to-understand content tied to the curriculum of upper-elementary and middle school students written at a 2nd to 3rd grade reading level. Dyslexia friendly font and design make learning accessible and a recap at the end promotes checking for understanding that aids comprehension. It's key U.S. history curriculum made approachable for all.