WebQuest

To Kill a Mockingbird Questionnaire

Introducción

Welcome to:

“To Kill a Mockingbird”

You are about to read the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. The story is set in the sleepy town of Maycomb, Alabama. Atticus Finch is asked to defend a black man charged with the rape of a white woman. Through the young eyes of his children, Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South of the 1930’s. To best understand the lessons of this great novel, you must first understand the author, the times, and the place in which the story is set.

Cover of the novel

Area

Lengua Extranjera - Inglés

Edad

Sin especificación

Herramientas

  • Procesador de Texto
  • Internet - Información
  • Organizadores Gráficos

Tarea

Task

Your task for this Webquest is to visit several websites to learn the needed background information before starting the novel. Each website will also have a few questions for you to answer. This Webquest will give you a good feel about the 1930’s and a good understanding of the historical context of the novel. You may explore other sites as well in order to answer the questions, just make sure you include these sites when you hand in the typed questionnaire.

Billboard in Alabama 1930's

Procesos

The Process

You will be working with a partner for this assignment. First, you need to answer the questionnaire provided. Both of you MUST have all the questions answered thoroughly on your notebook (these can be printed and then pasted). The questionnaire has to be typed when handed in to be graded. I will not accept any questionnaire that is not presented in this format. You have two weeks to complete ALL questions; so be sure to SPEND YOUR TIME WISELY.


Questionnaire – To Kill a Mockingbird

Complete the questionnaire. Each question is worth 1 point unless otherwise stated.

The History of Jim Crow

1. Where did the term, "Jim Crow," originate from?

2. After the year 1900, what did the term, "Jim Crow," become identified with?

3. What Supreme Court case upheld segregation, or "separate but equal?"

4. What happened to southern black people with the Jim Crow laws?

5. Who was Booker T. Washington? What was his posture on the segregation debates?

6. How did some southern black people try to resist and escape the Jim Crow laws?

Black Thursday

7. What does the term, "Black Thursday," refer to?

8. When did it happen?

9. Explain how the Wall Street Crash led to The Great Depression.

American History 1930-1939

10. During The Great Depression, many Dust Bowl farmers packed their families into

cars and headed where?

11. Why did the farmers go?

12. Who were the Presidents during the 1930’s?

13. What did the sculptor, Gutzon Borglum, create?

14. Observe the painting, American Gothic (on the website). Describe Grant Wood’s famous work. What does it look like? What kind of life does it portray?

15. What was fashion like during the 1930’s? Observe the pictures on the site and read about the trends during the times.

16. Mention 3 personalities during that decade. Why were they famous?


The Scottsboro Boys

17. What were The Scottsboro Boys known for? Who were they? What did they do? How did they get in so much trouble?

18. The Scottsboro Boys’ attorneys were extremely incompetent. How did the defense attorneys show their lack of experience?

19. Who came to help these boys? What were the consequences?

20. Describe the trials held for these boys.

21. What was the fate of the Scottsboro Boys?

Harper Lee

20. Describe Harper Lee’s family.

21. What happened with Harper Lee after she finished writing “To Kill a Mockingbird”?

22. What other things has Harper Lee written besides “To Kill a Mockingbird”?

23. What achievements has “To Kill a Mockingbird” won?

Maycomb County Map

Print the map listed at Resources. It will help you on the way.

24. Find the Finch’s home and circle it with red.

25. Whose house is the oak tree next to? Circle this house in blue.

 

PERSONAL OPINION (ESSAY)

26. (WORTH 15 POINTS) Would you have liked to live during those years in Alabama? Write an individual essay stating your answer. Make sure you justify it with, at least, 10 facts taken from your research. This activity will be graded with a rubric. (To see it, go to EVALUACIÓN.)

Recursos

some recommended sites http www pbs org wnet jimcrow index html http historymatters gmu edu d 6855 http www gold eagle com editorials 02 lancaster102102 html http en wikipedia org wiki black thursday http kclibrary lonestar edu decade30 html http law2 umkc edu faculty projects ftrials scottsboro sb acct html http www biography com people harper lee 9377021 very good video to watch http en wikipedia org wiki harper lee http tkam wikia com wiki map of maycomb map

Evaluación

The first 25 questions of the Webquest will be graded as a team.

Question 26 will be graded individually with the following rubric:
Student Name: ________________________________________
CATEGORY 5 4 3 2
Language usage Student made 0-2 grammar or spelling mistakes. There were no run-on sentences. Student made 3-5 grammar or spelling mistakes. There were 1-2 run-on sentences. Student made 6-9 grammar or spelling mistakes. There were 3-4 run-on sentences. Student made more than 9 grammar or spelling mistakes. There were more than 4 run-on sentences.
Organization Essay is focused and well organized, with effective use of transitions (paragraphs follow a logical and organized sequence). Essay is organized in parts of the essay; other parts are disjointed and/or lack transitions (paragraphs are taken out of context). Essay is disorganized or unfocused in much of the essay OR is clear, but too brief. Essay exhibits little or no apparent organization.
Focus Student takes a clear position and supports it consistently with well-chosen reasons and/or examples. Student takes a clear position and supports it with relevant reasons and/or examples through much of the essay. Student takes a position and provides uneven support; may lack development in parts or be repetitive OR essay is no more than a well-written beginning. Student attempts to take a position (addresses topic), but position is very unclear OR takes a position, but provides minimal or no support; may only paraphrase the prompt.
Historical Accuracy Student used 10 or more facts taken from research. Student used 7-9 facts taken from research. Student used 4-6 facts taken from research. Student used less than 4 facts taken from research.
Total score: ___________
Grade: ____________
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Autor: Benjamin Guerrero


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