The Grapes of Wrath: Problematic Situation

To prepare for a reading of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, kids must prioritize a list of items to take with them on a journey to Texas.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • To make the experience more uniform, specify the number and age of family members, the make and model of vehicle, the time of year, and the starting point of the journey
Pros

  • The exercise creates sympathy for the choices the Joads must make as they leave their homestead and head to California
Cons

  • None
Common Core