Of Mice and Men: Diversity and Acceptance

Connections to Of Mice and Men 5: Diversity/Acceptance

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is one of the most widely read novels in classrooms. These featured lesson plans will help highlight the contemporary connections to many of the important themes in Steinbeck's classic work. To view and edit the full lesson open the PDF or .docx below. 

Curriculum Connections

  • English: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck 
  • History: Immigration, Migrant History, Poverty

Newsela Article

Learning Objective and Essential Questions

Students will be able to make connections between the text they are reading and the real world. They will also be able to answer the following Essential Questions:

  1. Why is it important to society for people to be accepting of those who are different?
  2. What can we learn as readers from the relationship between George and Lennie?

Learning Standard 

Common Core Standards for English:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.1       
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.7   
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.9       
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.9
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.2       
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.10
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.6       
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.4
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.6      
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.10
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.3

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