I think that having my students do a collaborative project would be fun. The objective could be something like---The students will create a video project discussing the cause and effect relationships of the dust bowl and how the dust bowl changed the lives of the people living in that region. The students could use primary resources and compare them to the characters in the novel Out of the Dust. It would be great to work with another language arts class or even a science class. Using Skype and Google Docs would make the project easy to control.