Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
Lesson plans and teaching resources

Captured: America in Color from 1939-1943
Color photographs of American life during the Depression.

Out of the Dust
A variety of reading strategies to use with the book, including an anticipation guide, a guided imagery activity, and practice with vocabulary.

Out of the Dust
Three activities related to the book.

Out of the Dust
Summary, discussion topics and activities from Carol Hurst.

Out of the Dust
A variety of pre-, during-, and post-reading activities.

Out of the Dust Discussion Guide
Summary, pre-reading, discussion during reading, author's craft, writing prompts, cross-curricular projects.

Questions on Books studied in YA and Children's Literature Classes
Ten questions related to Out of the Dust .

Out of the Dust : Visions of Dust Bowl History
Students use primary materials and Out of the Dust to explore the Dust Bowl experience.