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Name: Hunter Yerby Date: December 7, 2020 School: Berry High School Facilitator: Mrs. Traweek 6.02 Notes OutlineLesson 6.02 “Brother Can You Spare A Dime?”Answer the 6.02 Notes Outline as you review the lesson. Explore #2Migrant MotherDescribe this woman’s feelings in three words. Worried, scared, and tired. How old does she look to you? 34What can you learn about her life from this picture? She is a poor woman who just wants the best for her children. I. StrugglesA. Homeless in the “Hoovervilles”By 1931, there were 15,000 people in New York who were homeless in 1931.People had to make shelters from whatever scrap wood, tin, and even cardboard they could find.These make-shift shelters built by the homeless created shanty towns that became known as Hoovervilles to mock President Hoover and his lack of policy to help the poor. B. Dust BowlTo make matters worse for the nation, environmental disasters combined with harmful farming practices caused serious problems in the Great Plains. The Dust Bowl is the name given to a region in the Great Plains that had a period of drought and devastating dust storms during the 1930s.Causes of the Dust Bowl included:drought, high winds, dry farming, and over production. The conditions created by the Dust Bowl caused farmers to give up and leave the plains. In Oklahoma , 440,000 people, nicknamed "Okies," were forced to leave. In Kansas, another 300,000 people left their homes during the 1930s.

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