The Grapes of Wrath: Themes of the Novel

This The Grapes of Wrath: Themes of the Novel lesson plan also includes:

"And this you can know—fear the time when Manself will not suffer and die for a concept, for this one quality is man, distinctive in the universe." What is The Grapes of Wrath all about? Class members are asked to identify what they believe is one of Steinbeck's big ideas and support their assertion with evidence from the text. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Pros

  • The previous nine lessons scaffold for this discussion
  • All required materials are included in the attached zip file
Cons

  • Consider augmenting the images of migrant workers and Dust Bowl