This is a complete unit of study. It was created from the book by Karen Hesse "Out of the Dust" and the movie "Grapes of Wrath". The unit is congruent with sixth grade core content for geography and the common core standards for reading and writing. The unit may take at least three weeks to teach in its entirety. Several other activities will be lists and can be added to this unit for a deeper impact for such students as the gifted and talented students. It's packed with higher order learning activities such as vocabulary Its an excellent for studying human-environment interaction to illustrate how when people change or modify the environment the results can be negative.