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John Steinbeck’s "The Grapes of Wrath": The Inner Chapters
Here’s a must-have resource for anyone using The Grapes of Wrath. Everything from guiding question to background information, from photographs to documentary films, from activities to assessments is included in a richly detailed packet designed to show readers the tight relationship between the Joad narrative and the inner or intercalary chapters of John Steinbeck’s acclaimed novel.
9th - 12th Language Arts 18 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Dust Bowl: Timeline
A timeline can provide learners with a better grasp on events that occurred prior to, and after a major time period. Take a look at a simple timeline used to describe the causes and effects of the Dust Bowl. The slide show contains images and historical facts.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 34 Downloads
Read All About It! California History of the 30s and 40s
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 based on their observations.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 17 Views 133 Downloads
The Dust Bowl
It appears that this presentation may be one created by a learner. That's OK because it includes facts and photographs depicting the Dust Bowl. Causes and effects of the Dust Bowl, as well as Roosevelt's response are discussed. The final conclusion is undoubtedly written by a student and could be omitted if one were to use this resource.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 12 Views 10 Downloads
The Great Depression and Everyday Life
Examine everyday life during the Great Depression, as well as the effects if the Depression on American population, society, and economy. Learners write who, what, where, when, and why summaries of a person who relocated to California during the Dust Bowl.
11th Social Studies & History 10 Views 46 Downloads
The Dust Bowl (I)
Young historians evaluate the impact that the dust-bowl-type storms had on a farming family in Colorado. They write a letter to a friend which describes the impacts of the storms. The letter must address what the storms were like, what kind of damage they did, what the Great Depression was, and what kind of decisions were facing farming families during this time.
4th - 5th Language Arts 7 Views 31 Downloads
The Dust Bowl (ll)
After listening to the book, Children of the Dust Bowl, learners discuss what similarities they can find between the Oklahoma and Colorado Dust Bowls. They fill out the "Solve A Problem" worksheet which is embedded in the plan.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 9 Views 18 Downloads
Quantifying Dust Bowl Storms
Why did the Dust Bowl of the 1930s occur? What were leading causes and what areas did the great dust storms affect? These questions kick off a highly informative look at the causes and solutions for the American Dust Bowl. The presentation is text-driven and probably intended for an older audience.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Life in the Dust Bowl
Learners consider the accuracy of the book Out of the Dust as they view primary source images taken during the Dust Bowl. Each slide contains an image, a question, and a quote from the book. This would be great to use when covering either the book or the time period.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Woodie Guthrie and the Dust Bowl: Using Folk Music as a Teaching Tool
Play a Woodie Guthrie song while showing the class an image-filled presentation on the Dust Bowl. Intended for learners in the 4th or 5th grade, slides contain primary source photographs along with descriptions that contain highlighted vocabulary.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
The Great Depression: 1930s through WWII
Here is an oddly formated presentation that does have some great information and neat ideas. It includes images and text describing the causes and effects of the Great Depression, FDR, Herbert Hoover, and Eleanor Roosevelt. It also includes a helpful timeline and three related project ideas.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 26 Downloads
Herbert Hoover and the Dust Bowl
Shanty towns made by Dust Bowl migrants were called Hoovervilles for a reason. Examine the policies Herbert Hoover put in place to help victims of the Dust Bowl and Great Depression. You'll find he didn't do much and the result was devastating for American farmers.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 7 Downloads
The Dust Bowl Odyssey
Great information, images, and wonderful higher-order thinking questions await your class. They'll discuss, consider, and examine multiple factors related to the Dust Bowl. A cross-media comparison is made between the historical events of the Dust Bowl, primary source images, and the book Grapes of Wrath.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 28 Downloads
The Grapes of Wrath: Themes of the Novel
"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.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Steinbeck and Ecology
Does The Grapes of Wrath hold as much relevance today as it did in the 1930s? Use this presentation to introduce John Steinbeck and one of his greatest novels. The author of this presentation encourages a connection between the Dust Bowl and our current environmental challenges with global warming.
9th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Grapes of Wrath: Setting up Historical Context
Discuss life in the 1930s in relation to the Dust Bowl and Great Depression, then do a cross-media analysis. Here you'll find background information on film maker John Ford, writer John Steinbeck, and 1930s America. You can compare the book to the film version of Grapes of Wrath as well as the lives of both interpreters of American life.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 10 Downloads
The Dust Bowl: Out of the Dust
Is your class going to read the novel, Out of the Dust? If so, you can prep them with a presentation that provides both images of the Dust Bowl and quotes from the book. Tip: Have learners use the images to compose descriptive paragraphs, similar to the ones found in the book.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 12 Downloads