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Of Mice and Men eNotes Teaching Guide

by eNotes

  • Release Date: October 09, 2019
  • Subjects: Language Arts and Literature
  • Age Levels: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, and Grade 9
  • Pages: 13
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This guide highlights some of the most salient aspects of the text before you begin teaching John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. Whether it’s your first or hundredth time, Of Mice and Men has been a mainstay of English classrooms for generations. While it has its challenging spots—racism, sexism, and classism abound—teaching this text to your class will be rewarding for you and your students. Studying Of Mice and Men will give them unique insight into the Great Depression, John Steinbeck’s writing style, and important themes surrounding prejudice, loneliness, and the American experience. 


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