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1 To Kill a Mockingbird WebQuest: Harper Lee, Conspiracy Theories, and Censorship

2 Go to readers02.php readers02.php readers02.php Read the article and answer the following questions: 1.How many plots are in this novel? 2.What does the first plot revolve around? 3.The second? 4.What are two of the broad themes of To Kill a Mockingbird 5.What line from the book ties the two stories together?

3 Go to Scroll down to the heading, “Monroeville, Alabama” Read the article and answer the following questions: 6.What decade does the story told in To Kill a Mockingbird take place in? 7.Who is the character of Dill based on?

4 Read the article and answer the following questions: 8.List an important event that occurred in the 1930s s s 11. Early 1960s 12. Mid 1960s Go to mockingbird03.php mockingbird03.php mockingbird03.php

5 13. How many novels did Harper Lee write during her lifetime? 14. List 5 things you learned in the section, “Historical Context: The Jim Crow South.”

6 Go to #author #author #author 15. What were the Scottsboro Trials? 16. Copy down the chart that shows the similarities between the Tom Robinson trial in To Kill a Mockingbird. 17. Copy down the chart that shows the similarities between Scout Finch and Harper Lee.

7 Go to mockingbird04.php mockingbird04.php mockingbird04.php Scroll down to the section titled, “The Friendship of Harper Lee and Truman Capote” Answer the following questions: 18. What was Capote and Lee’s friendship like early on? 19. Later in life after they had both become successful authors? 20. What rumor did Capote do little to disprove?

8 Go to oryId= oryId= oryId= Read the transcript and answer the following questions: 21.What new evidence put an end to the rumor that To Kill a Mockingbird was actually written by Truman Capote? 22.How did Truman Capote react to Harper Lee’s success?

9 Go to ee.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1 ee.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1 ee.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1 Read the two page article and answer the following questions: 23. What kind of life does Harper Lee live now? 24. What is one of the few events that she agrees to make appearances at?

10 Go to the website: What is the definition of censorship? Go to the website: rticle/0,9171,924691,00.html rticle/0,9171,924691,00.html rticle/0,9171,924691,00.html Read the essay on censorship. 26. List 5 things you didn’t know before about censorship and books being banned in schools.

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