The Grapes of Wrath

by John Steinbeck

Some "Text to Text" & "Text to World" connections to explore...

Chapters 1 - 10

Life in Oklahoma

Tenant Farming- Oklahoma in the '30s


Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources

    • Novel Excerpt: Chapter 3, The Grapes of Wrath - "The Turtle" - p.766

Chapters 11 - 20

Life Along Route 66

Traveling Route 66

Explore the Health and Poverty Connection

Chapters 21 - 30

Life in California

Migrant Workers- California in the '30s

Multi-Media Resources & Reader's Companion

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Available for rent from YouTube Movies, this film is a great companion to the novel - offering a very different ending and story-arc for the Joad Family. It's a great compare-contrast.

Explore the PBS documentary Surviving the Dustbowl and view this clip from the documentary.

Explore Ken Burns' Dust Bowl and a view a clip from this documentary.