John Steinbeck and Migrant Workers of the Great Depression

Unit 9: Of Mice and Men
Lesson 2 of 15

Objective: SWBAT view a short biography of John Steinbeck and discuss the author’s beliefs which inspired his writing. SWBAT identify and understand the lifestyle of migrant farm workers of the Great Depression and relate a literary work to information about its setting by watching a video of the Great Depression and analyzing Salinas Valley migrant workers in the 1930’s.

Big Idea: Making the connection between John Steinbeck's interest in migrant workers and the economic effects of the Great Depression is important to do before delving into the text.

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English / Language Arts, Reading, language choice, realism, Literature, Literary Response and Analysis, literary journal, analyze details, historical context clues, historical background, Aristotle, quotations
  75 minutes
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