- Define discrimination
- Identify specific examples of discrimination in the novel.
- Identify specific characters whom are discriminated against in the novel and the type of discrimination they are facing.
- Explain how the examples of discrimination connects with other themes also present in Of Mice and Men.
Print and digital versions available!
- Google™ Slides
1. Theme Info Sheet defining theme topic vs theme statement.
- Theme topic: broad repeated throughout (ex: adventure)
- Theme statement: message/lesson the author reveals through the theme topic (ex: Adventure can sometimes keep you from the people you love the most.)
2. Theme Activity Chart focusing on the theme topic of Discrimination (version with and without model included)
- Analyze how the following characters are discriminated against in the novel:
- Curley’s Wife
- Find specific quotes showing the discrimination.
- Identify the character doing the discrimination.
- Explain how the character is being discriminated against (based on height, weight, gender, ability, etc)
- Explain how these examples of discrimination relate to other themes in the novel.
- Students use the chart to create a theme statement (message/lesson) about discrimination in the novel, providing at least three quotes and explaining how those quotes support their theme statement.
- Students ask themselves what is the message/lesson Steinbeck is trying to teach about discrimination through his characters and their experiences?
4. Of Mice and Men theme list
- Optional list of 7 themes is provided
5. Answer Key
File Type: PDF & Google Slides
Total Pages: 27
Content Pages: 16