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Title: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


1
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • "Shoot all the blue jays you want,
  • if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to
    kill a mockingbird"

2
What do you think?Do you agree or disagree?
  • All men are created equal.
  • Girls should act like girls.
  • It's okay to be different.
  • Nobody is all bad or all good.
  • Some words are so offensive that they should
    never be stated or written.
  • Under our justice system, all citizens are
    treated fairly in our courts of law.

3
Keep thinking.Agree or Disagree?
  • 7. The old adage, "Sticks and stones may break
    your bones, but words will never hurt you," is
    true.
  • 8. Speaking standard grammar proves that a
    person is smart.
  • 9. A hero is born, not made.
  • 10. No one is above the law.
  • 11. Education is the great equalizer.
  • 12. When the law does not succeed in punishing
    criminals, citizens should do so.

4
then Harper Lee now
  • Biographical information
  • http//aolsvc.teenreads.aol.com/authors/au-lee-har
    per.asp
  • Reminiscences from former classmates
  • http//www.swisseduc.ch/english/readinglist/lee_ha
    rper/about/remin.html
  • Comments to Oprah
  • http//www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6347760.
    html
  • Harper Lee, Gregarious for a Day
  • http//www.nytimes.com/2006/01/30/books/30lee.html
    ?ex1296277200en8cf62412813411bbei5088partner
    rssnytemcrss
  • Privacy versus publicity
  • http//www.csmonitor.com/durable/1997/09/11/feat/f
    eat.3.html

5
The Great Depression
  • Overview of the time period
  • http//encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761584403/Grea
    t_Depression_in_the_United_States.html
  • Cultural information about the time period
  • http//kclibrary.nhmccd.edu/decade30.html
  • Music
  • http//www.fortunecity.com/tinpan/parton/2/depress
    .htmltop
  • Growing up during The Great Depression
  • http//googolplex.cuna.org/12433/ajsmall/story.htm
    l?doc_id564

6
Scottsboro Trials
  • History of the Case
  • http//www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/FTrials/s
    cottsboro/SB_HRrep.htmlHISTORY20OF20THE20CASE
  • International Labor Defense's (ILD) Involvement
  • http//www.writing.upenn.edu/afilreis/88/scottsbo
    ro.html
  • Famous Trials
  • http//jurist.law.pitt.edu/trials4.htm
  • Historical Context

7
Jim Crow Laws
  • What was Jim Crow? Examples of laws
  • http//www.ferris.edu/news/jimcrow/what.htm
  • Jim Crow Laws
  • http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Crow_laws

8
Lynching
  • Newspaper articles from early 1900s
  • http//www.argo217.k12.il.us/departs/english/blett
    iere/lynching_newspaper_articles.pdf
  • General information about lynching
  • http//www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/g_l/lynchin
    g/lynching.htm
  • Lynching in America
  • http//www.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/library/african/2000/l
    ynching.htm
  • Strange Fruit a song about lynching
  • http//www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/fruitholid
    ay.html

9
Random Facts about To Kill a Mockingbird


The Boo Radleys
  • Publication of novel in regards to Civil Rights
    Movement timeline
  • http//library.advanced.org/12111/SG/SG5.htmlpubs
  • Interview Growing up black in the 1930s
  • http//library.thinkquest.org80/12111/mculley.htm
    l
  • Censorship of novel
  • http//www.ala.org/Template.cfm?SectionbbwlinksT
    emplate/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfmCont
    entID136590
  • Allusions to novel in popular culture
  • http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Kill_a_Mockingbird
    _in_popular_culture
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