Watch the Movie
TORTILLA FLAT was made into a film in 1942 starring Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr and John Garfield. Watch the film and compare and contrast it to the novel.
Tortilla Flat Tourism
Research the travel and tourism information about the Tortilla Flat section of Monterey and plan a week-long trip to the area.
The Monterey of today is nothing like it was during the time Steinbeck wrote Tortilla Flat. Compare and contrast Steinbeck's skid row to the mansions and golf courses lifestyle of the Monterey Peninsula today.
Tortilla Flat Diorama
Create a diorama of how you imagine Tortilla Flat looked as described in the book.
Dinner with Steinbeck
Imagine that you could have dinner with John Steinbeck and some of the characters from the book. Where would you have it? Who would you invite? What would you eat? What would you talk about?
Write a Poem or Song
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