To Kill A Mockingbird Web Quest 1

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WebQuest to learn about the history, controversy, and author of To Kill a Mockingbird.

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To Kill A Mockingbird Web Quest 1

  1. 1. To Kill a Mockingbird<br />WebQuest: Harper Lee, Conspiracy Theories, and Censorship<br />
  2. 2. Go to http://www.neabigread.org/books/mockingbird/readers02.php<br />Read the article and answer the following questions:<br />How many plots are in this novel?<br />What does the first plot revolve around?<br />The second?<br />What are two of the broad themes of To Kill a Mockingbird<br />What line from the book ties the two stories together?<br />
  3. 3. Go to http://tokillamockingbird.com/index.htm. Scroll down to the heading, “Monroeville, Alabama”<br />Read the article and answer the following questions:<br />What decade does the story told in To Kill a Mockingbird take place in?<br />Who is the character of Dill based on?<br />
  4. 4. Go to http://www.neabigread.org/books/mockingbird/mockingbird03.php<br />Read the article and answer the following questions:<br />List an important event that occurred in the 1930s.<br />1940s.<br /> 1950s<br /> Early 1960s<br /> Mid 1960s<br />
  5. 5. How many novels did Harper Lee write during her lifetime?<br /> List 5 things you learned in the section, “Historical Context: The Jim Crow South.”<br />
  6. 6. Go to http://library.thinkquest.org/12111/SG/SG5.html#author<br /> What were the Scottsboro Trials?<br /> Copy down the chart that shows the similarities between the Tom Robinson trial in To Kill a Mockingbird.<br /> Copy down the chart that shows the similarities between Scout Finch and Harper Lee.<br />
  7. 7. Go to http://www.neabigread.org/books/mockingbird/mockingbird04.php<br />Scroll down to the section titled, “The Friendship of Harper Lee and Truman Capote” Answer the following questions:<br /> What was Capote and Lee’s friendship like early on?<br /> Later in life after they had both become successful authors?<br /> What rumor did Capote do little to disprove?<br />
  8. 8. Go to http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5244492<br />Read the transcript and answer the following questions:<br />What new evidence put an end to the rumor that To Kill a Mockingbird was actually written by Truman Capote?<br />How did Truman Capote react to Harper Lee’s success?<br />
  9. 9. Go to http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/30/books/30lee.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1<br />Read the two page article and answer the following questions:<br /> What kind of life does Harper Lee live now?<br /> What is one of the few events that she agrees to make appearances at?<br />
  10. 10. Go to the website: http://gilc.org/speech/osistudy/censorship/<br /> What is the definition of censorship?<br />Go to the website: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,924691,00.html<br />Read the essay on censorship.<br /> List 5 things you didn’t know before about censorship and books being banned in schools.<br />

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