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Stevens Institute of Technology

The Grapes of Wrath - Using Historic Photos as Literary Symbols

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This RWLO could be applied in the following courses: American Literature (John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath), Foundations of Reading, American History (the Great Depression), and others. Specifically, this RWLO meets the following Language Arts course competencies (others are listed below):

  • Utilize a variety of resources such as primary sources from various historical periods to better understand the impact of history and culture on literature.
  • Describe the historical and cultural background of the major periods in American literary history including the Great Depression.
  • Plan, research, and present a work based on scene from a novel.
Other Course Competencies:
  • Educational Technology: Use content-specific tools, such as the Internet to support learning and research.
  • Educational Technology: Use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources.


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