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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry By: Mildred Taylor. Agree or Disagree – First page in your journal Respond to the following statements (on the next slide)

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1 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry By: Mildred Taylor

2 Agree or Disagree – First page in your journal Respond to the following statements (on the next slide) by checking “Agree” or “Disagree.”

3 1. If you are kind to others, they will be kind to you.Agree ________Disagree _______ 2. If someone does something to you, it is okay to get even.Agree ________Disagree _______ 3. Discrimination and prejudice are the same thing.Agree ________Disagree _______ 4. If you live a good life, good things will happen to you.Agree ________Disagree _______ 5. Honesty is always the best policy.Agree ________Disagree _______ 6. Sometimes it is okay to do something just because everyone else is doing it.Agree ________Disagree _______ 7. It is foolish to risk all that one owns for the goodness of others.Agree ________Disagree _______ 8. It would be better to stay home than to walk a great distance to and from school each day.Agree ________Disagree _______ 9. If you allow someone to mistreat you then you have no self-respectAgree ________Disagree _______

4 Continue on the Agree/Disagree Journal page 1.Choose one of the statements and copy on the page beneath the Agree/Disagree. 2. Write a one paragraph response justifying why you agree or disagree with this statement. Remember to add red examples, evidence from your life, or elaborate.

5 Based on the following images, what do you think life was like in the South in the 1930s? Go to the page titled “Life in the 1930s” in your journal and record your answer. Go to page two in your journal.




9 Run on Bank – Bank Closed PHOTO 4

10 PHOTO 5

11 PHOTO 6

12 PHOTO 7

13 Photo Analysis Paragraph 1.Choose one photo from the previous slides. On the next clean page in your journal titled Photo Analysis, write the number of the photo and describe what you see. 2.Add some sentences that tell what people in this photo, at this time must have been feeling. Use reds to elaborate and explain. 3.Finally, what can you learn from these photos?

14 Notes on Jim Crow laws, sharecropping, and Ku Klux Klan Go to the links on the following page and view the next 2 slides to learn about life in the South. Take notes in bullet form on these topics.

15 Setting 1933 Mississippi U.S. undergoing The Great Depression Segregation of Whites and Minorities/ Jim Crow Laws/ Jim Crow Laws The South was still mainly rural. Many black families were sharecroppers. sharecroppers Racial prejudice and hatred / “Nightriders” or “Ku Klux Klan”Ku Klux Klan Next

16 Jim Crow Laws Designed to prevent Black citizens from achieving equality. – “It shall be unlawful for a negro and white person to play together or in company with each other in any game of cards or dice, dominoes or checkers.” —Birmingham, Alabama, 1930 – “Marriages are void when one party is a white person and the other is possessed of one-eighth or more negro, Japanese, or Chinese blood.” —Nebraska, 1911 – “Separate free schools shall be established for the education of children of African descent; and it shall be unlawful for any colored child to attend any white school, or any white child to attend a colored school.” —Missouri, 1929 Back

17 Sharecropping The sharecropper was a freed slave, poor black, or poor white who owned no land after the Civil War. Agreed to work a parcel of land owned by someone else, with the "rent" in the form of a share of the crop at harvest time. Owner provided the land, seed, and tools, and claimed perhaps half the crop. Often, the sharecropper ended up in constant debt, and in a situation not much better than slavery. Back

18 Roll of Thunder Webquest Click on the website above. 1. Scroll ½ of the way down the page and click on “K-W-L Start-Up Activity. 2. Follow the Directions for the K-W-L chart. 3. Turn in your completed paper on DATE. When you have completed the K-W-L chart, scroll to the bottom and click on the “Back to Home Page” link. Next click on “Memoirs from the Depression.” 1. You have been assigned a topic. Click on that topic and read all of the information. 2. Next, click on the “Activities” for that topic. Complete the interactive activities. 3. Answer the questions in your journal and be prepared to describe this topic to the class. 4. If you have time you may read through other Memoir topics. My TOPIC is: ___________________

19 Main Character Cassie Logan nine-year-old narrator of story. Family is one of few black families to own land. Doesn’t understand racism and why she is treated unfairly.

20 Common Themes in Books: AcceptanceCompassionHonesty CouragePerseverance Cooperation KindnessLoyalty Here are some suggested themes for ROT. What evidence in the book supports these themes? How can we rewrite these themes with more detail? The importance of family The importance of land The importance of self-respect and respect of others

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