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Migrant Struggle

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The American Dream is a goal that many pursue, but is it truly attainable for all people? An in-depth lesson explores the plight of migrants in twentieth-century America. The resource includes a video and author biographies and...
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Out of the Dust: Narrative Essay

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
To conclude their study of Out of the Dust, the 1998 Newbery Medal winning verse novel, individuals craft a narrative essay based on one of the themes in Karen Hesse's novel.
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Out of the Dust: Cubing Strategy

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Imagine using a six-sided cube to encourage readers to analyze a topic in greater depth. Create a cube, label each of the six sides with one of Bloom's comprehension levels, and you're ready to launch a discussion of a text. Although...
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The Grapes of Wrath: The Plot Unfolds

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"You're bound to get idears if you go thinkin' about stuff." Readers are asked to think about what they see as the important turning points in The Grapes of Wrath. Groups are then asked to think about what scenes could be eliminated if...
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The Grapes of Wrath: Culture and History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Bette Davis, Clark Gable, Judy Garland. Jack Benny, The Lone Ranger, Edward R. Murrow. Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman. The second lesson in a unit devoted to The Grapes of Wrath establishes for readers the cultural and...
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Grapes of Wrath Classwork Packet

For Students 9th - 12th
A perfect companion for anyone reading The Grapes of Wrath, this 20-page packet instructs and directs readers' attention to all the key elements in John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize winning novel. The questions for Chapter one direct...
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The Grapes of Wrath - Using Historic Photos as Literary Symbols

For Students 9th - 12th
Here's a great resource packet to use with a study of The Grapes of Wrath. Individuals select historic photos from the Library of Congress's American Memory Collection and create a photo report album to represent a scene from John...
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John Steinbeck’s "The Grapes of Wrath": The Inner Chapters

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here’s a must-have resource for anyone using The Grapes of Wrath. Everything from guiding questions to background information, from photographs to documentary films, from activities to assessments is included in a richly detailed packet...
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The Great Depression (1921-1941)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
From the stock market crash of 1929 to the New Deal and FDR, this presentation covers it all. Examine the causes, effects, politics, and culture of the Great Depression. Images, block text, and embedded hyperlinks make this a great...
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Read All About It! California History of the 30s and 40s

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Explore the Great Depression! Discover the challenges people experienced during the time period. Learners investigate photographs from the Dust Bowl and WWII era and create a story line about the photographs, writing a newspaper article...
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Dust Bowl Chat

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
From desolate images of the Dust Bowl to the text of FDR's Fireside Chats, scholars consider the effects of the environmental disaster during the darkest days of the Great Depression. Further activities, such as jigsaw discussions, allow...
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Migrant Mother Photograph

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A picture often has hidden stories to tell. Looking at the iconic Migrant Mother photography by Dorothy Lange, individuals examine the human toll of the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression at large. Other documents, including a statement...
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American Masters: The American Dream in the Grapes of Wrath

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
For many farmers displaced by the Great Depression and the droughts of the 1930s, California represented the American Dream: a place to find work, to establish a new life, and to provide for their families. The reality they found, as...
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Teaching Guide: Exploring The Grapes of Wrath

For Students 9th - 12th
John Steinbeck's award-winning The Grapes of Wrath brought to life the challenges faced by the migrants uprooted by the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. Lauded by some for his work, others, especially California growers, were...
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Documenting the Dust Bowl

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Paul Taylor's interviews and Dorothea Lange's photographs bring to life the unimaginable devastation of the Dust Bowl. After watching a short video from PBS, viewers are asked to imagine how they would react, whether they would stay or...
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Designing Museum Exhibits for The Grapes of Wrath: A Multigenre Project

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Challenge readers of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath to create a museum exhibit that uses artifacts to focus on one issue raised by the award winning story of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and the Joads.
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Discussion Guide for The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, The Pearl

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Open-ended questions that cause readers to think critically and deeply about a text are hard to craft. Never fear! A collection of great discussion questions for John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, or The Pearl is...
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Out of the Dust

For Teachers 6th Standards
The Grapes of Wrath may be the most famous novel set during the Dust Bowl, but what other stories cover the same time? The unit focuses on the Karen Hesse novel Out of the Dust. Learners keep a timeline of the Dust Bowl, maintain a...
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The Grapes of Wrath

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Keeping readers on track with John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath can present a challenge. A teacher's guide is packed with worksheets designed for each chapter of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, ideal for assessing comprehension as...
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Out of the Dust: KWHL Strategy

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
A K-W-H-L chart is a great way to scaffold prior knowledge. As class members begin their reading of Out of the Dust, Karen Hesse’s 1998 Newbery Medal winning verse novel, they chart what they already know about the Great Depression and...
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Out of the Dust: Guided Imagery

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
A guided imagery exercise is a great way to get readers thinking about writing. As part of their study of Out of the Dust, Karen Hesse’s 1998 Newbery Medal winning verse novel, class members listen to a reading of one of the poems from...
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Out of the Dust: DR-TA

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Encourage good reading habits with an activity that asks class members to examine the title and cover of Out of the Dust, and then make predictions about the setting of and events in the tale.  
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Out of the Dust: Biopoem

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
As part of their study of Out of the Dust, readers create a biopoem for one of the characters in Karen Hesse's 1998 Newbery Medal winning verse novel.
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Out of the Dust: Anticipation Guide

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
To prepare for a reading of Out of the Dust, Karen Hesse’s 1998 Newbery Medal winning verse novel, class members complete an anticipation guide that focuses attention on themes readers will encounter in the novel.