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1To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Introductory LessonAgendaBell RingerWord WorkNovel Pre-testChapter One ReflectionBackground Information and Video QuestExit SlipHomework
2Bell Ringer #1: (A) 4/11 & (B) 4/12 “Before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.” Harper Lee“Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” Harper Lee“The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that.” Harper LeeChoose one quote from above and write one paragraph that explains what the quote means and why you agree or disagree with the statement. Be sure to justify your response.
3Word Work #1 assuaged (vb.): to assuage is to lessen or to calm. impudent (adj.): To be impudent is to be shamelessly bold, as if you don't care what anyone thinks about you.predilection (n.): a predilection is a preference, or a preferred way of doing something.Create a sentence utilizing all three of these vocabulary words from the reading. The sentence should be written so that the reader can use context clues to decipher the meaning of each word.Tiffany tried to assuage Marry after she lost her argument with Tom who was being very impudent and did not want to change his predilection about the project.Example: Tiffany tried to assuage Marry after she lost her argument with Tom who was being very impudent and did not want to change his predilection about how to complete the project.
4To Kill a Mockingbird Novel Pre-Test No talking.Eyes on your own paper.When you finish, raise your hand and I will collect your pre-test .Please begin your Chapter One assignment.
5Chapter One Assignment: After you finish your pre-test Directions: Create a one page “Breaking News Story” that focuses on a character or event from Chapter 1.Be sure to include:Title of NewspaperCreate one major headline indicating a “breaking news story”Compose a “breaking news story” from one of the events in chapter oneDraw one picture to enhance the “breaking news story”/The picture must include a captionCreate one advertisement from a person, place or event relevant to chapter one.
6Use your organizer to gather information about the context of the novel
7The Author: Nelle Harper Lee Born: April 28, 1926From: Monroeville, AlabamaYoungest of 4 childrenHer father was a Lawyer and a member of the Alabama State Legislature.He was also a part owner in a local newspaper.Graduated from High School: 1944Moved to New York City in 1949
8The Novel Lee finished writing the book in 1959. The book was published in July 1960 to highly favorable reviews and quickly climbed the bestseller lists, where it remained for 88 weeks.In 1961 the novel won the Pulitzer Prize.
9The Film1962 film adaption is released with the screenplay written by Horton Foote.Lee visited the set during filming and did a lot of interviews to support the film.The film earned 8 Academy Award nominations won 4.Including Best Actor for Gregory Peck’s portrayal of Atticus Finch.
10To Kill a Mockingbird Setting and Characters Date: 1930Setting: Maycomb, AlabamaNarrator: 6 year old Jean Louise “Scout” Finch Other characters to know:Atticus Finch: Scout’s Father; Lawyer.Jeremy Atticus “Jem” Finch: Scout’s older brother.Charles Baker “Dill” Harris: The Finch’s summer neighbor.Calpurnia: The Finch’s cook.Arthur “Boo” Radley: Mysterious next door neighbor.
11Timeline: Select Important information and place it on your timeline
12The World Scout Grew up in: 1930 Over 25% of labor force unemployed during worst years of the Great Depression.Franklin D. Roosevelt wins presidency with promise of his "New Deal," 1932.Deals with the 3 R’s:Relief for the unemployedRecovery of the economyReform so the depression will not happen againThe Scottsboro Boys trials last from 1931 to 1937.Nelle Harper Lee is four years old when they begin.
131940’sJackie Robinson signs baseball contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers, 1947.President Truman ends segregation in the military and discrimination in federal hiring.Harper Lee moves to New York City to become a writer.
141950’sBrown vs. Board of Education rules school segregation unconstitutional.Rosa Parks refuses to surrender her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama, 1955.Lee accompanies Truman Capote to Kansas as "researcher" for his book In Cold Blood.
151960’s To Kill a Mockingbird published on July 11, 1960. The film follows in 1962 and wins Oscars for best actor, screenwriter, and set design.Martin Luther King, Jr., delivers I Have a Dream speech on August 28, 1963.King wins the Nobel Prize in 1964.Congress passes the Civil Rights Act of 1964, enforcing the constitutional right to vote.Malcolm X is assassinated, 1965.Despite rumors of a second Southern novel, Lee never finishes.
17Historical Context: The Jim Crow South Former slaves and their children had little assurance that their post-Civil War freedoms would stick.By the 1890s, a system of laws and regulations commonly referred to as Jim Crow had emerged; by 1910, every state of the former Confederacy had upheld this legalized segregation and disenfranchisement.Most scholars believe the term originated around 1830, when a white minstrel performer blackened his face, danced a jig, and sang the lyrics to the song "Jump Jim Crow.“At first the word was synonymous with such terms as black, colored, or Negro, but it later became attached to this specific arsenal of repressive laws.
18Life during the Jim Crow Laws During the Jim Crow era, state and local officials instituted curfews for blacks and posted "Whites Only" and "Colored" signs on parks, schools, hotels, water fountains, restrooms, and all modes of transportation.Laws against miscegenation or "race-mixing" deemed all marriages between white and black people not only void but illegal.Almost as bad as the injustice of Jim Crow was the inconsistency with which law enforcement applied it.Backtalk would rate a laugh in one town, and a lynching just over the county line.
19Jim Crow CrueltyThough violence used to subjugate blacks was nothing new, its character changed under Jim Crow.Southern white supremacist groups like the Klu Klux Klan reached a membership of six million.Mob violence was encouraged.Torture became a public spectacle.White families brought their children as witnesses to lynching, and vendors hawked the body parts of victims as souvenirs.Between 1889 and 1930, over 3,700 men and women were reported lynched in the United States, many for challenging Jim Crow.
20Jim Crow Continued….All this anger and fear led to the notorious trials of the "Scottsboro Boys," an ordeal of sensational convictions, reversals, and retrials for nine young African American men accused of raping two white women on a train from Tennessee to Alabama.The primary testimony came from the older woman, a prostitute trying to avoid prosecution herself.Despite these and many more injustices, black Americans found ingenious ways to endure and resist.Education, religion, and music became their solace and salvation.In the organized political action of the Civil Rights Movement Jim Crow's harsh music finally began to fade.
21Video QuestBefore Each video you will be given 5 minutes to write down “What you Know.”While viewing the videos you will fill out questions concerning the content of that video on your viewing guide.After each video is finished you will have 5 minutes to answer a “Quick Write” question on your viewing guide.
22The Great Depression: What do You Know? 1) Identify 3 facts that you already know about the Great Depression.
28“And Still I Rise” Organizer Annotate on your copy of “And Still I Rise” the following:Mark and identify what sound devices does she use to bring meaning to her words?Mark and identify what types of Figurative Language does she use to bring meaning?
29Exit Slip“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.”- Harper LeeToday we have explored deeper into the world in which Scout grew up. Do you agree with Harper Lee’s statement? Why or Why not? Justify your opinion.