ALEX Learning Assets
Title: Set the Setting for the Dust Bowl Era
Digital Tool: PBS The American Experience Website
Digital Tool Description: The video could be used to introduce setting to the dust bowl as an introduction to the novel Of Mice and Men to orient students to the time period which is essential for understanding the novel.
Title: Interactive Plot Diagram
Digital Tool: Plot Diagram
Digital Tool Description: This organizational tool for grades K-12 uses the plot diagram pyramid to map events in a story. You can choose beginning, middle, and end for younger learners or exposition, climax, and resolution for older learners. The mapping tool allows readers to recreate a story you have taught in class, or writers to map out the ideas for an original piece.