Short timeline power point used to introduce the historical context of the novel Of Mice and Men. I also use this as a jumping off point to preview the serious issues that are seen in the novel - racism, sexism, etc. There is a cut and paste timeline for the students to complete as you go through the presentation. Or they can just write in the dates and events and not do the cut and paste.
Cut and paste: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Student-Cut-and-Paste-Of-Mice-and-Men-Timeline-1288626