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Jack Rabbits, crops, cows, farm animals, buffalo grass, wheat, Russian thistle
What are some of the natural plants and animals that lived in this environment?
Didn't have shelter, used anything, grass, mud, etc
What do plants and animals use for shelter?
Grass and windmills for water
What do animals use for food and water?
Lack of rain, dust storms, to much rain
What climate and weather factors influence plants and animals in the environment?
Over farming, killing off animals, tractors/grates to dig up soil
Document the ways humans influenced this environment from the 1600s to the early 1900s?
If they farmed more, the more it would rain.
What does "rain follows the plow" mean?
Everyone wanted American wheat. It was like gold
How did world events encourage the expansion of wheat farming in the southern plains?
When you plow, you dig up rich soil making it easier to form, but it also heated the dirt.
Explain the environmental impact that modern plows had on the southern plains?
It heated the land making dry dirt, when that mixes with high winds, it makes the Dust Bowl.
How did the ability to plow vast tracks of land change the economic value of the land in the southern plains?
What did cows have to eat?
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