Map the Joads' Journey
Create a map that details the journey of the Joad family in The Grapes of Wrath. Where do the Joads start out? What settings do they encounter along their way to California?
Conduct research and prepare a presentation for the class that examines and discusses the mortality rates during the 1930s versus today. What were the causes of the high mortality rates in the Great Depression?
The Dust Bowl of the 1930s had many causes, one of which was improper farming techniques that robbed the land of nutrients. Conduct research and prepare a presentation or written paper discussing the agricultural causes that led to the Dust Bowl.
Look in your local newspaper or archives for an article that involves some aspect of the novel and bring it to class. You will present it in front of the class...
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