To Kill a Mockingbird
has many different themes. One of the main themes is racism in the South during
the 1930's. Understanding the history of the times will help you gain a better
appreciation for the novel. As a young girl coming of age Scout faces and
experiences many things that help her take her first hesitant steps in the
You will work as a part
of a group consisting of three to four students. The assignments you can choose
from are as follows. Computer lab time will be given for this project. If
you do not use this time wisely you will be required to do all your research
at home or at the library.
Your Power Point Presentation should be a summary of what you find out about the topics below. Be creative include pictures, sound or anything you can to make your presentation interesting. By the end of your presentation your audience should have a good feel for the 1930’s and understand the novel within its historical context.
As you know, in To Kill A Mockingbird, Scout is a young girl growing up in the South at a time when racism is prevalent. Scout experiences several events that will change her forever. Your job will be to produce newspaper articles covering some of the issues and/or events contained within the novel and some of the actual history of the time. Your paper should be a blend of fiction (based on fact) and the events from the novel.
Everyone will write a
five-paragraph essay on some aspect of the theme of prejudice based on your
research. You should see me for approval of your topic before beginning your
Process and Research Topics
All groups will research the following topics for the final product. You will notice that there are quite a few sites that you will have to check out and quite a few topics to research. Try to divide the work evenly between the members of your group. Your final product and your essays should demonstrate that you have researched the sites below and have come to some conclusions about the given topics. At the end of the WebQuest there will be a peer evaluation rubric.
Growing up in the South
in the 1930's
Below you will find resources to help you with your research. You will receive bonus marks for other Internet resources that you find that are not listed here.