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Entry Task Regarding your research from the last two days… 1.Write one thing you learned about the Great Depression you didn’t know before. 2.Explain the process you used to find this information – list the steps you took 3.What did you learn about the skill of researching that you didn’t know before.
Picture Perspective Make only objective observations No judgments Write down your ideas first Add ideas as you hear/see them
A picture speaks a thousand words… 1) President of United States 2) Photographer 3) Child 4) Mother/Father What is one question “you” would ask of the other three people?
The Roaring 20’s The new concept of “credit” People were buying: –Automobiles –Appliances –Clothes “Fun times” reigned –Dancing –Flappers –Drinking
Economic Issues Credit system –People didn’t really have the money they were spending WWI –The U.S. was a major credit loaner to other nations in need –Many of these nations could not pay us back
The Stock Market People bought stocks on margins –If a stock is $100 you can pay $10 now and the rest later when the stock rose Stocks fall –Now the person has less than $100 and cannot pay for it
And then…. With people panicking about their money investors tried to sell their stocks –This leads to a huge decline in stocks –Stocks were worthless now People who bought on “margins” now could not pay Investors were average people that were now broke
Farmers were already feeling the effects –Prices of crops went down –Many farms foreclosed People could not afford luxuries –Factories shut down –Businesses went out Banks could not pay out money People could not pay their taxes –Schools shut down due to lack of funds Many families became homeless and had to live in shanties
Many waited in unemployment lines hoping for a job.
People in cities would wait in line for bread to bring to their family.
Some families were forced to relocate because they had no money.
At the exact same time… The Dust Bowl 1930-1940
A drought in the South led to dust storms that destroyed crops.
Farm Security Administration: farmers whose topsoil blew away joined the sod caravans of "Okies" on Route 66 to California. (Circa 1935)
Toward Los Angeles, California. 1937. (Dorothea Lange.) Perhaps 2.5 million people abandoned their homes in the South and the Great Plains during the Great Depression and went on the road.
John Steinbeck 1902-1968 Born in Salinas, California in 1902 Attended Stanford but never graduated Married to three different women Often used his novels as social commentary Won the Pulitzer prize for The Grapes of Wrath Won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1962
The Novel Written in 1937 About two migrant workers on a farm in California Originally a play Considered a novella
The Novel Too cruel for school? –Has been banned for racism, mental retardation, promiscuity, death, vulgarity, and mysogynism –YOU DECIDE!
T-Chart Complete a T-Chart for EVERY chapter. These will be due when the chapter is due. You will turn these in with your AB for this book. Summary Character names/descriptions Plot details Setting Analysis Symbols/Motifs Imagery Figurative Language Tone/Theme
Symbols/Motifs Pay special attention to the following and note the page number –Hands –Names –Animal imagery –American Dream –Light/Dark imagery
Literary Devices Simile Metaphor Imagery (ch. 1 and ch. 6) Foreshadowing – Technique of arranging events and information in a narrative in such a way that later events are prepared for or shadowed forth beforehand. This gives structural and thematic unity. Microcosm – The setting represents a larger context or societal issue. Naturalism All of these devices are crucial to deeper understanding of the text. Take notes when you see these elements being used!
Naturalism Focus on explanation and detail Objective writing versus flowery writing Explores conflicts between social classes –Of Mice and Men is a microcosm of American society – two workers on a ranch struggle with attaining their dreams. –What connection does this have to the larger society of the time? Setting is crucial and usually not ideal Narrator and/or reader is an observer to the story