Today’s Birthday: John Steinbeck

It's February 27, and author John Steinbeck was born on this date in 1902.  Some of you may have already read Of Mice and Men, and it's his other most famous work, The Grapes of Wrath, that we'd like to discuss in today's blog.  The Grapes of Wrath chronicles the struggles of the Joad family during the Great Depression.  Because they lived in the Dust Bowl of Oklahoma, the Great Depression was especially difficult on the Joads and their friends, so they headed westward to California in the hopes of finding a better situation.  The Grapes of Wrath is a great example of how different subject areas intersect.  It's a piece of fiction set in very real historical circumstances.  Math and science often intersect too.  You often need to perform mathematical operations to complete your scientific experiments.  The American School does its best to give students a complete education.  We encourage writing across our curriculum, and our graduation requirements include several English, math, science and social studies courses.  Whether you are going to college or entering the workforce after earning your accredited high school diploma, you'll be well-prepared for whatever challenges come your way after you enroll with us!