Reflection: Relevance Of Mice and Men Historical Context: Viewing and Completing a Study Guide for Riding the Rails - Section 4: Student Learning Activity


I found that after the students watched the video and responded to the video questions, they entered the mind set of these teens who in the 1930's chose out of personal desire or necessity to "ride the rails."  

Many students, as seen on the attached video, wrote congruent and personal responses to the posed questions,  In your diary entry you are to explain why you left home and what you are experiencing. What are your hopes? What are your fears?  

  Diary Entries
  Relevance: Diary Entries
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Of Mice and Men Historical Context: Viewing and Completing a Study Guide for Riding the Rails

Unit 9: Of Mice and Men
Lesson 1 of 15

Objective: SWBAT cite evidence in a film in order write diary entries from the perspective of a migrant worker or homeless person in the 1930s

Big Idea: What was John Steinbeck’s historical context when writing Of Mice and Men?

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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
  80 minutes
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