Educational Resources

The National Steinbeck Center takes pride in being a resource for teachers and scholars. This pride continues in our Museum Store. Recognizing our role as a valuable resource of classroom materials and resources, classroom book sets and curriculum, our store offers many great resources to enhance your students' experience.

Classroom Book Sets

Classroom book sets of all in-print John Steinbeck titles (including classroom favorites like Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, Of Mice & Men, The Pearl and Tortilla Flat). Our Museum Store is not limited to books by John Steinbeck. We can order classroom sets from our directory of more than 1 million titles at no additional cost. Please allow up to two weeks for these orders for processing and shipping. Schools can be directly billed for purchases of classroom book sets. A special discount of 20% is teachers when buying for classroom sets.

Crossword Puzzle

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Word Find

Check out the Steinbeck word find puzzle.

Curricula

A Century Ago in Steinbeck Country: 3rd Grade History-Social Science and Language Arts Curriculum

A Century Ago in Steinbeck Country” is a rich curriculum that was written to enhance students’ understanding of daily life a century ago through the life and writings of John Steinbeck. While the Salinas Valley is used as an example, the major themes and activities of the curriculum can be adapted to almost any community in California.

The lessons meet specified California content standards in history-social science and language arts. Activities include journal writing, interviews, map work, Venn diagrams, arts and crafts, poetry and more.

The curriculum is anchored by a full-color picture book, The Gift of Imagination: John Steinbeck’s Childhood, and contains four units, each consisting of three to four 45-55 minute sessions, with visuals for classroom use.

$39.95 / five units in 3-ring binder / picture book / visuals

Teaching Twentieth Century History through Steinbeck’s Eyes: 11th Grade History-Social Science and Language Arts Curriculum

Teaching Twentieth Century History through Steinbeck’s Eyes” is a standards-based curriculum that revolves around the life and works of an American writer, John Steinbeck.

The curriculum includes five lessons that enhance classroom instruction about the Great Depression, World War II, environmental issues and American society in the 1960s. The lessons meet specified California content standards in history-social science and language arts.

Activities include Reader’s Theater, creating a personal timeline, observational writing and more. The lessons are featured in a teacher-friendly format and include a four-color timeline and other visuals to use in the classroom.

$29.95 / five units in 3-ring binder / timeline and other visuals

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