Webquest:<br />In conjunction with the assigned text for this quarter, John Steinbeck’s Travels With Charley. Students wil...
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  1. 1. Webquest:<br />In conjunction with the assigned text for this quarter, John Steinbeck’s Travels With Charley. Students will complete this webquest to understand more about why Steinbeck wrote this novel and the historical snapshot it provides.<br />Grade: 12<br />Objective: SWBAT analyze the novel Travels With Charley from a New Historicist perspective. In addition, SWBAT compare and contrast the era in which the book was written with their own.<br />Time for Adventure!<br /> <br />You need to know more about the author John Steinbeck. <br />First go to HYPERLINK "http://www.americanwriters.org/writers/steinbeck.asp" http://www.americanwriters.org/writers/steinbeck.asp<br />1. Where was Steinbeck born?<br />2. When was he born and when did he die?<br />Next, go to http://www.notablebiographies.com/Sc-St/Steinbeck-John.html to answer question 3.<br /> 3. What book inspired Steinbeck the most as he developed into a writer?<br />This is a timeline of Steinbeck’s life. He did a lot of interesting things. He won two very presitigous awards in his lifetime. Looking at all the accomplishments try to find the two most notable awards. http://www.mtycounty.com/pgs-mty-stnbeck/steinbeck-timeline.html<br />4. What were the awards and when did he win them?<br />5. One of those awards was awarded to one book in particular. Which book?<br />Plan a Trip!<br />Have you ever wanted to take a trip like the one Steinbeck took? Plan a road trip that you would like to take. Is it to learn more about your country? Visit family members? Using the website below plan a road trip for two weeks that includes at least 5 stops for historical landmarks, historically important places (for example, I could say I wanted to go to Seattle, during that trip I might stop to see California’s giant redwoods, Yellowstone, or the birthplace of Steinbeck in Salinas California)<br />Watch this video before you begin!<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az962pd4IOw<br />Use these websites as additional resources.<br />http://maps.randmcnally.com/<br />http://maps.google.com/<br />Please include where they are, what they are, and why they are meaningful to you or why you chose to stop there.<br />1.<br />2.<br />3.<br />4.<br />5.<br />Also include round trip mileage!Total Miles Traveled:<br />*Extra Credit*<br />If you have time and want extra credit, you can also find pictures of the places you stopped and upload them to our class blog. <br />Travels with Charley!<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travels_with_Charley:_In_Search_of_America<br />6. What was the name of his camper??<br />7. Google the name of the camper, what does it mean, where did it come from?<br />8. Group work. The Wikipedia page breaks Travels into 4 part summaries. Each group will take one summary and be ready to present it to your group. (Number 1’s also should be ready to summarize the section Veracity of Travels)<br />9. Mix it up! I now want 4 groups comprised of the members of other groups. Each group should have someone representing each summary (1-4). Summarize your section for your groupmates.<br />10. When was Travels with Charley published?<br />11.What was going on in race during that year? <br />-Browse the following websites to see what was happening. Be prepared to discuss.<br />http://faculty.smu.edu/dsimon/change-civ%20rtsb.html<br />http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/1/newsid_2538000/2538169.stm<br />12. Steinbeck desribes a very disturbing scene in New Orleans. Pg 190-196. The website below offers a brief summary as well. In your groups discuss your feelings as you read those pages along with the painting below by Norman Rockwell. Would you have had the courage to do what that little girl did day in and day out? What would you do if you came upon a similar scene today? What if any long term effects came about because of this little girl’s courage?<br />http://democraticvistas.com/2010/09/23/the-cheerleaders-in-new-orleans/<br />http://democraticvistas.com/2010/10/04/a-morality-play/<br />http://as.sjsu.edu/steinbeck/teaching_steinbeck/index.jsp?val=teaching_travels_with_charley_major_themes<br />Literature is important in day to life…or is it? This article offers 5 reasons why Literature is important. Using only one word per reason, summarize why literature matters.<br />http://everarticle.com/arts/literature/the-reasons-why-we-need-literature-as-an-academic-discipline/<br />12345<br />If you have extra time you can also do this radical John Steinbeck word search! Bet you can’t find all the words!<br />John Steinbeck Word Search O' Fun<br />AMERICANCALIFORNIACUPOFGOLDEASTOFEDENFEBRUARYFICTIONGRAPESOFWRATHNOBELPRIZEOFMICEANDMENOLIVEPULITZERSALINASSTANFORDWIVES<br />This word search has important facts about John Steinbeck, the author of The Pearl, and many other novels. Take a few minutes to search for key details of his life, as well as other novel titles. Enjoy!<br />Try to find all 14 words on this board.<br />I F N O Z N P N E K K N W M X O Q E O F E B R U A R Y H H T S C R K I M Y J N U N N T X E A A U E C T I A S Q L A U A Z M I N P V I C C Q E R N S O I E B N I O I J I E W V T Y Q R R B U R L F L D F A O I L P P I T F X O A G O R F N C W U L C G E H V F S O E O L D L P E A I V J F E I D L B F I M N B N W E Q P D E L Q D T N G E O L L D A I N Y J A Z P O A X N B I R K K P A T E C E O S T D L G P Q Q H P R F H J R R H S E T X D B R C M X W K J E H R <br />Answers<br />Salinas California<br />Born February 27, 1902, Died Dec 20th 1968<br />L’Morte D’Arthur by Sir Thomas Mallory<br />Pulitzer in 1940, Nobel Prize in 1962<br />Pulitzer, Grapes of Wrath.<br />Work-horse or low-quality horse ("nag"), but also illiterate or rough man, the name of Don Quixote’s horse.<br />Rocinante, <br />1962<br />1. Explore 2. Analyze 3. History 4. Language 5. Exercise.<br />

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