Friday, April 6, 2018

Grapes of Wrath

In John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, Tom Joad and his family are forced from their farm in the Depression-era Oklahoma Dust Bowl and set out for California along with thousands of others in search of jobs, land, and hope for a brighter future. Considered John Steinbeck's masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath is a story of human unity and love as well as the need for cooperative rather than individualistic ideals during hard times.

What did it mean to be 'labeled' an 'Okie?'

Read this excerpt from the Grapes of Wrath & answer the questions.

Are there any similarities between the problems faced by the Okies and the problems of today?

  Follow the lyrics as you listen to the song.  What would the Ghost of Tom Joad say about 2018?

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