Presentation on theme: "THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT A 4 POWERPOINT PROJECT WOULD LOOK LIKE. THIS SECTION JUST COVERS THE SOURCES PORTION OF THE PPT. IT DOES NOT COVER THE BACKGROUND."— Presentation transcript:
THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT A 4 POWERPOINT PROJECT WOULD LOOK LIKE. THIS SECTION JUST COVERS THE SOURCES PORTION OF THE PPT. IT DOES NOT COVER THE BACKGROUND INFORMATION, WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO US HISTORY OR KEY EVENTS. THE TOPIC IS FROM THE 1930’S, SO STUDENTS ARE NOT ABLE TO JUST COPY THE INFORMATION. THE FORMAT IS WHAT IS IMPORTANT. 1920’s Project Example
Common Themes in Writings of the Time Return to traditional ideals Traditional family and gender concepts Small town vision of America Interest in “the folk” or “the people” and documenting their lives and traditions: workers and everyday people are emphasized Life is a Struggle, but people and relationships endure ““There ain't no sin and there ain't no virtue. There's just stuff people do.” Chapter 4.
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck Classic American Novel. Follows the Joad family from Oklahoma to California. Published in 1939. Steinbeck won both the Nobel Prize and a Pulitzer.
Theme-Man’s Inhumanity to Man The privileged divided from the migrant poor and as the primary source of evil and suffering in the world. Historical, social, and economic circumstances separate people into; Rich and poor, landowner and tenant. People in the dominant roles in a vicious struggle to preserve their positions. Portrays the state as the product of land-hungry squatters. Who took the land from Mexicans and, by working it and making it produce, rendered it their own. California landowners to protect themselves. Create a system in which the migrants are treated like animals. Shuffled from one filthy roadside camp to the next. Denied livable wages. Forced to turn against their brethren simply to survive.
To Kill a Mockingbird By Harper Lee "They're certainly entitled to think that, and they're entitled to full respect for their opinions," said Atticus, "but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience." - Atticus (114)
Theme – The moral nature of human beings Are humans essentially good or evil? Children assume people are good because they do not see evil Boo and Jem go through a moral journey as they discover a world with evil in it. The Importance of Social Education Atticus Finch is the voice of morality and the teacher of social education. This education is more important than academic education The existence of social inequality Explored through the small town of Maycomb and the racism and class inequality that exists.
Secondary Source The American 1930’s: A Literary History By Peter Conn Published in 2009
The American 1930’s: A Literary History Traces the extensive and complex engagement with the past that characterized the imaginative writing of the decade Is a social history along with a literary history of the 1930’s Examines a wide range of literary works, poems, plays, novels etc.. Includes many great authors of the time: John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, Eugene O'Neill, Langston Hughes, Pearl S. Buck http://www.amazon.com/American-1930s-Literary-History/dp/0521734312