In order to better appreciate the novella Of Mice and Men,written by John Steinbeck, you are going to conduct a web quest project in which you examine the time period and setting in which the author lived and wrote the novella. By closely examining the time period and setting, you will gain a better understanding of the social, cultural, and economic factors that influenced the author and are reflected in the story. You will gain an appreciation of what it was like to be a migrant worker in the Salinas Valley of California during the 1930’s and Great Depression. The novella focuses on topics of poverty and dreams, friendship and loneliness, and despair and hope. In addition to gaining a better understanding of the context of the novel, this web quest will also enable you to understand how many of the societal, cultural, and economic factors that Steinbeck addressed in Of Mice and Men are still relevant in America today.
To research the social, cultural, and economic issues that influenced John Steinbeck’s writing of this novella.
John Steinbeck: Author
List AT LEAST 6 of the major facts about Steinbeck’s life.
How might one classify Steinbeck’s work?
Besides Of Mice And Men, what were some of Steinbeck’s other novels?
What are three important awards that Steinbeck received for his writing?
What is the purpose of the Steinbeck Award? What is the criterion for recipients? Who are some past recipients of the Steinbeck Award?