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Literature: "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck

These sites are about “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck. Includes a biography of the author, book summaries, discussion questions, suggested activities, and online quizzes. There is also a link to an eThemes Resource on the decade of the 1930s.


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This 55 page PDF packet includes a number of activities to complement the novel, including: pre-reading activities, chapter skills focus, quizzes, vocabulary practice, a final test, and teacher resources.
This site provides a number of resources for you to build prior knowledge prior to beginning the novas, lesson plans and study guides to use while reading, and some culminating activities. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Learn about the author John Steinbeck, and build background information relevant to the novel. Discover more out about mercy killings, mental retardation, the migrant experience and the great depression.
This webquest asks students to assume the role of a person alive during the Great Depression. They are tasked with researching their role, then creating a presentation to share who they have become.
Choose from a myriad of Internet resources to accompany your teaching of the novel, including: quizzes, a crossword puzzle, a Jeopardy game, study and reading guides, worksheets, vocabulary activities, and more.
This seven-page PDF file has a synopsis of the plot, analysis of the major themes, and suggested activities to use in conjunction with teaching the book.
Here is a study guide with worksheet style exercises that cover the literary elements, characters, and vocabulary of the novel.
This site covers the vocabulary, idioms, and allusions used in the book, sub-divided by chapter.
Here is a biography of the author and brief descriptions of his best known work.
This site contains textual information, photographs, and primary source documents. Click "The Migrant Experience" to read about migrant farm workers.
These sites are about the history and events of the 1930s. Learn more about the causes and effects of the Great Depression. There are many primary documents, including oral histories, photographs, newspaper articles, and audio files. Also includes maps and timelines. There are links to eThemes Resources on books set in the 1930s, Amelia Earheart, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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