Up from the Dust

The Great Depression

Up from the Dust

1929: The Great Depression

Up from the Dust

Estimated time: 2-2.5 hours

In “Up from the Dust,” players take on the roles of twins Frank and Ginny Dunn, whose family wheat farm is devastated by the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. As they experience the hardships of the 1930s, players learn about Americans’ strategies for survival – as individuals, communities, and a nation.

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