Webquest: To Kill a Mockingbird

 Webquest: To Kill a Mockingbird Part I: The Great Depression & 1930s America

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http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/depression/photoessay.htm

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http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/depression/about.htm
http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/depression/overview.htm
http://www.gold-eagle.com/editorials_02/lancaster102102.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/dustbowl-great-depression/
http://library.thinkquest.org/12111/mculley.html

Webquest: To Kill a Mockingbird Part II: Jim Crow Laws

1. Go to: http://spartacus-educational.com/USAjimcrow.htm
a. Read the information on this page and write a brief summary (3-5 sentences) of what you learned. (5 points)
b. Explore three of the numbered stories found on this website. Record the names of the links (i.e. James Peck), and for each link, write two or three sentences to summarize what you learned. (5 points)
2. Take a look at the links listed below and pursue one that most interests you.
Take notes on the important aspects of your article. (10 points)
a. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/stories.html
From the 1880s until the 1960s, a majority of American states enforced segregation through "Jim Crow" laws (named after a black character in minstrel shows).
b. http://academic.udayton.edu/race/02rights/jcrow02.htm
This site provides examples of Jim Crow laws.
c. http://www.ferris.edu/news/jimcrow/menu.htm
This site promotes the Jim Crow Museum from Ferris State University in Michigan.

 
Webquest: To Kill a Mockingbird Part III: The Scottsboro Incident and the Murder of Emmett Till

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Scottsboro Trial - Web Quest

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http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/till/filmmore/index.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/till/sfeature/index.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL1vMFwZEus (blocked)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMdSYxZqIXe (blocked)


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