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Learn about life during the Great Depression while learning about friendship, survival and prejudice. Our versatile resource allows large group interaction or independent work as an assessment. Become familiar with tricky words from the novel prior to reading by using them in a sentence. We include examples from the text that show characters exploiting the weaknesses of others. Draw a picture of George's ideal piece of land as he describes it to Lennie and Candy. Imagine the story taking place today, and rewrite the beginning to reflect this change. List the essential themes of the novel on a bindle organizer. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.
About the Novel: Of Mice and Men is the controversial novella by John Steinbeck that follows two migrant workers as they look for work during the Great Depression. Located in California, ranch workers George Milton and Lennie Small move on to look for work. George is lean and intelligent, while Lennie is large and strong. The pair share a dream of one day owning their own land. Lennie's part of the dream is to be able to touch soft rabbits, as he likes to touch soft things. George and Lennie find themselves on a ranch with Candy, an old-aged ranch hand and Slim. Candy offers to give $350 for George and Lennie to buy their land if Candy can live with them. Unfortunate events at the ranch make sure that dream never takes place.