The Grapes of Wrath raises many social issues. This "social theme" essay assignment asks students to explore one of these issues by making a connection between examples from the book and a current event. Students must then argue their own view while taking into account the views of those who might disagree. The assignment gives students a choice of nine social issues raised by the book; three of these are elaborated in the Free Preview.
Students who complete this assignment will be practicing critical thinking, persuasive writing, and documentation.
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