Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe" published

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  • Launchpad: “Chamberlain” by Michael Shaara

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    Novelist and critic Virginia Woolf drowns herself at age 59

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    American author John Updike born

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    Political philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau born

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  • John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath”: Verbal Pictures

    Created December 17, 2012
    Okie squatters

    Students align original FSA photographs from the 1930s and the author’s own journal entries, to trace parallel elements John Steinbeck then incorporated into passages in The Grapes of Wrath.

    Nunnally Johnson, the film maker who wrote the sceenplay for “The Grapes of Wrath,” born

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    Rickett's and Steinbeck's Sea of Cortez sardine boat, The Western Flyer, at dock

    Tracking John Steinbeck in "The Grapes of Wrath"

    Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw teams with Bill Gilly, professor of Marine Biology at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station to discuss the influence of Steinbeck’s best friend, marine biologist Ed Ricketts, on Steinbeck and his work— in particular, "The Grapes of Wrath."

    How Teachers Can Make the Most of “The Dust Bowl”

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  • John Steinbeck’s "The Grapes of Wrath": The Inner Chapters

    Created October 12, 2012
    Steinbeck migrants

    This lesson offers students a close consideration of the opening chapter of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath and serves as the impetus for looking at the purpose of the inner chapters or “generals” as the author referred to them.