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The Plow that Broke the Plains
This thirties era US Government film from Kansas State University chronicles the boom and bust agriculture on the High Plains. The first section of the film is devoted to the establishment of mechanized agriculture and how it contributed to crop productivity gains. The final section of the film recounts bleak dust bowl conditions, including the migration of displaced farmers.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Video
  • Audio:
    • Sound
  • Agricultural science
  • Environmental science
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Human geography
  • Soil science
Technical requirements:
RealPlayer plug-in
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright protection is not provided for any work produced by the United States Government. However, if the government document contains any materials produced by sources other than the United States Government, this material may be protected by copyright.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-893
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Kansas State University 's Wind Erosion Research Unit