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Novel Background: The Great Depression

 

http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/depression/about.htm

 

1.What and when was the Great Depression?

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2. What did President Roosevelt do to change the structure of the American economy?

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http://www.erroluys.com/HoboLettersfromRidingtheRails.htm

 

Read the article “Riding the Rails: Teenagers on the Move…” and answer the following:

 

3. Why did 250,000 teen hoboes ride the rails?

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4. What were the dangers?

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5. What government act offered an alternative to riding the rails?

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6. Scroll to the bottom of the article, read From The Letters and summarize one:

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http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/afctshtml/tsme.html

 

7. Who were the “Okies”?

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8. Why was California not the promised land of the migrants’ dream?

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About Steinbeck

 

http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/scott.rice/steinbeck1.htm

 

9. List the types of “common man” characters that can be found in Steinbeck’s masterpieces.

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10. What dream do these characters share?

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11. Where does Of Mice and Men take place?

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http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/live+off+the+fat+of+the+land

 

13.What is the meaning of the idiom, Live off the fat of the land?

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Make a prediction: What do you think the title, Of Mice and Men, means?

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