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

    Created December 17, 2012
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    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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  • Launchpad: “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg” by Mark Twain

    Created December 4, 2012

    Launchpad: “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg” by Mark Twain

    Book cover of The Man that Corrupted HadleyburgDirections: This Launchpad, adapted from http://www.whatsoproudlywehail.org/, provides background materials and discussion questions to enhance your reading and understanding of Mark Twain’s short story “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg.” After reading the story, you can click on the

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

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    Florence Thompson and her children in pea pickers campConnect to the Dust Bowl through these peer-reviewed lessons and websites from EDSITEment.

  • Launchpad: “Harrison Bergeron,” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

    Created November 9, 2012

    The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau

    The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau, also known as the Princeton Edition and as the Thoreau Edition, was founded in 1966 as an attempt to recover the lost words of one of America's most influential writers and to answer the pressing need for a complete, definitive, annotated, and readily available edition of his writings, including his Journal and correspondence

    1935 drawing of Steinbeck by James Fitzgerald. National Portrait Gallery.

    John Steinbeck: A Voice for a Region, A Voice for America

    This National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for Teachers held at the Steinbeck Institute, San Jose State University, contains a rich collection of scholarly essays, lesson plans, maps, and images covering Steinbeck's work and his world.

    1935 drawing of Steinbeck by James Fitzgerald. National Portrait Gallery.

    John Steinbeck: A Voice for a Region, A Voice for America

    This National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for Teachers held at the Steinbeck Institute, San Jose State University, contains a rich collection of scholarly essays, lesson plans, maps, and images covering Steinbeck's work and his world.

    Ernest Hemingway’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls” published

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