Of Mice and Men: Sense of Community

Connections to Of Mice and Men 4: Sense of Community

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

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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. How do the communities people live in affect them as individuals?
  2. How do you think that George and Lennie’s lives would have turned out if they were part of a community?

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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