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<ul><li> 1. Take free form notes. For each of the slides with pictures, write 3-5 words that come to mind when you see the picture. At the end of your notes, predict what you thinkOf Mice and Menwill be about. </li></ul> <p> 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. The Great Depression 8. The Great Depression and Farming </p> <ul><li>Recession from the World War I drops the market price of goods so farmers have to produce more to avoid losing profit </li></ul> <ul><li>To meet the demand, farmers buy more land and invest in expensive agricultural equipment </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Debt </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Stock Market crash (1929) =&gt; banks close </li></ul> <ul><li>banks collect debts =&gt; farmers lose property </li></ul> <ul><li>farms close =&gt; displaced workers </li></ul> <p> 9. The Great Depression and Farming </p> <ul><li>Seven year drought hits the Great Plains (1931) </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Increased farming leads to erosion of soil </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Grasslands =&gt; Deserts </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Dust Bowl </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Hundreds of farmers from Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, and other states pack up and head to California </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Known as Okies since about 20% came from Oklahoma </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Met With: </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Poor conditions </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>scorn from Californians </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Displacement mental, physical, emotional </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <p> 10. 11. Steinbeck and the Great Depression </p> <ul><li>Born in Salinas, California in 1902 </li></ul> <ul><li>Worked as a hired hand on a ranch during the summers </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Left a deep impression </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Many of his novels deal with the plight of wanderers in search of the California promised land </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>WroteOf Mice and Menin 1937 </li></ul>