This book covers many places in the United States and even parts of Europe. Have the students create a map of sorts that follows the progression and travels of the characters.
Cal and Will go into business together during the war and make a great profit, but Adam is ashamed of the business model. Have the students prepare a defense for the side of this debate with which they agree.
Tell the students to write a letter of advice to one of the characters concerning a problem he or she has in the book. This letter should be similar to the kind of advice column that Dear Abby or Dr. Laura would write.
Steinbeck includes a classic analogy of how the twins would react differently when coming across an anthill. Have the students write or artistically present how they personally...
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