Students often times do not learn about the history of our country because there is simply not enough time to teach everything. This short thematic unit is a great way for students to learn about The Great Depression and the Dust Bowl and will only take one week to teach! I used these worksheets while also reading the book Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse.The students loved the book and it was a perfect way to get the students excited about history. This thematic unit is a combination of videos, class readings, a reading journal, art projects and a quiz. It spans across the subjects of reading, writing, and math. I hope you enjoy teaching about the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl!