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John Steinbeck (Of Mice and Men)

John Steinbeck (Of Mice and Men)

Author: Rebecca Oberg

This learning packet should review:

-The biography of Steinbeck
-The major works of Steinbeck
-How Steinbeck is important to literature and history
-The impact of Steinbeck in popular culture
-Reading Steinbeck--how and why
-The historical context of Steinbeck's works

This learning packet will not only offer insight into the biography and major works of Steinbeck, it will also discuss the importance of his writings to history, literature, and popular culture. The packet will achieve these goals through a combination of informative slide show, text covering important key points, and multimedia video clips. The historical context of Steinbeck's work, including a discussion of migrant workers, the American Dream, the Great Depression, and more, are all discussed.

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John Steinbeck, Great American Literary Giant and Author of Of Mice and Men

This in-depth and informative slide show presentation offers a detailed biography of John Steinbeck, information about his major works, as well as the plot, themes, and other key points about Steinbeck's famous book Of Mice and Men.

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The American Experience and Of Mice and Men

This fast-paced video clip offers insight into the major theme in Of Mice and Men as well as John Steinbeck's writing overall, the idea of the failure of the American Dream.

Source: YouTube

John Steinbeck Reads from Of Mice and Men

This is an animated representation of John Steinbeck reading a key section from Of Mice and Men. This provides an important insight into the language and flavor of Steinbeck's text.

Source: YouTube

Of Mice and Men: A Look into the Plot

A detailed and energetic outline of the plot of Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck's noted work.

Source: YouTube