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1 Please begin class by… Putting your WPB essay on your desk for a homework check Putting your WPB essay on your desk for a homework check Immediately discussing with your group what you wrote about; you may be as specific or general in your discussion. Immediately discussing with your group what you wrote about; you may be as specific or general in your discussion.

2 TKAM Historical Context Josefino Rivera, Jr. and Terry Pan Survey March 30, 2009

3 Making Inferences Inference – a logical conclusion you make based on the context clues you are given Inference – a logical conclusion you make based on the context clues you are given Given the images and music you are about to encounter, what inferences can you make about the setting or time period in which To Kill a Mockingbird is written? Given the images and music you are about to encounter, what inferences can you make about the setting or time period in which To Kill a Mockingbird is written?

4 WPB: classwork and homework Document these inferences in your WPB. Document these inferences in your WPB. Label your WPB with the date and title it TKAM Historical Context Label your WPB with the date and title it TKAM Historical Context For homework, you will synthesize these inferences in a short descriptive essay that responds to the prompt: What was life in the 1930s like? For homework, you will synthesize these inferences in a short descriptive essay that responds to the prompt: What was life in the 1930s like? Be sure to explain how you know using the information presented today or from prior knowledge (e.g. World Studies, the History Channel, other books youve read) Be sure to explain how you know using the information presented today or from prior knowledge (e.g. World Studies, the History Channel, other books youve read)

5 Setting 1930s 1930s The South The South Maycomb, Alabama Maycomb, Alabama

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11 106.5 million people in the US million people in the US 2.1 million people unemployed (5.2%) 2.1 million people unemployed (5.2%) Illiteracy rate reached a new low: 6% Illiteracy rate reached a new low: 6% It took 13 days to travel from New York to California on the road. It took 13 days to travel from New York to California on the road. Life expectancy Life expectancy Male = 53.6 years Male = 53.6 years Female = 54.6 years Female = 54.6 years Some Statistics of the 1930s

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