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  How can you get involved? There are thousands of lessons and activities on the World Wide Web to assist you in learning more about the relationship and themes in The Grapes of Wrath. Things activities can based on individual learning or you can share them with a group.

Do you want to learn more about John Steinbeck and The Grapes of Wrath? Click on a link to "Learn and Fun."


Farming in the 1930s
Information and oral histories from the Dust Bowl

The Grapes of Wrath: Film Vs. Book
This site compares the film to the novel and also has information about Route 66

The Grapes of Wrath: Google Lit Trips
This interactive activity will help you see the journey of the Joads in terms of geography and events of the novel. Google Earth must be on your computer for this to work. The free version will work.

The Grapes of Wrath Interactive Quiz
How well do you remember? Take this interactive quiz to find out how much you know about Steinbeck's novel

The Great Depression
Information about the Great Depression

Oral History
You can conduct a mock interview with a character from The Grapes of Wrath

Woody Guthrie and The Grapes of Wrath from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
You can examine thematic parallels between Guthrie's music and Steinbeck's writing, look at the context of their time.





This event is part of The Big Read, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts
in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest.


Please contact Vanessa Bass for further information about this site.
Site last updated, August 5, 2008.