New Hampshire Agriculture in the Classroom

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Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix

Companion Resource


The Journal of C.J. Jackson, a Dust Bowl Migrant

C.J. Jackson is a young farmer whose family is forced to abandon their farm and seek a new life in California during the Dust Bowl. This book tells his story in journal form, beginning with an entry about being bit by a rattlesnake and following his family's trek across the country from Oklahoma to California. Use this story to give students a personal perspective on an important historical event that continues to affect the way agriculture is practiced today. 

William Durbin
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