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Erosion: Learn the Importance of Dirt

Erosion: Learn the Importance of Dirt

Dirt is one of our most important national resources. Soil. The place where our food is grown. Learn about one of the most important moments in Agricultural science and history with Erosion!

Erosion is a lesson about the Dust Bowl, when farmers all across the American Midwest struggled to grow crops because of drought and poor soil. No one knew how to fix it.

Except for Hugh Bennett. He had spent decades studying the soils of different states, and was able to create a nation-wide map of soil composition. With this research in hand, the land could be managed and the soil conserved.

But to do that, he needed the aid of the government.

And all he had to do to convince them was to wait for the wind.

This lesson in science and history will prove valuable to students. Erosion tackles the theme of identifying a problem, conducting research, and fixing what went wrong. The picture book also highlights the importance of soil conservation and preventing its erosion.

Click the image below to purchase Erosion and bring these lessons to your classroom today!

  

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Article by Darcy Pattison

Children’s book author and indie publisher DARCY PATTISON writes award-winning fiction and non-fiction books for children. Five books have received starred PW, Kirkus, or BCCB reviews. Awards include the Irma Black Honor award, five NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books, two Eureka! Nonfiction Honor book, two Junior Library Guild selections, two NCTE Notable Children’s Book in Language Arts, a Notable Social Studies Trade Book, an Arkansiana Award, and the Susannah DeBlack Arkansas Children’s History Book
award. She’s the 2007 recipient of the Arkansas Governor’s Arts Award for Individual Artist for her work in children’s literature. Her books have been translated into ten languages.

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