You are being sent on a special mission for the Red Carpet Reading experience.
Your mission, if you choose to accept it, will involve you working with other secret agents in your group. You will need to mentally transport yourself back in time to the 1930’s. Your mission will be to learn about this time period and create a time capsule to teach others.
If you choose not to accept this mission you will be reassimilated into the general population. If you choose to accept begin your journey.
Task <ul><ul><li>A time capsule is a container that is used to put important items in from a specific time period to be discovered by later generations. A time capsule for the United States during 2010 might include MP3 player, pictures of the president and other famous people. The items would all be put in a container and sealed for later people to learn from. Your task is to create a time capsule of the 1930's for next years fifth grade students to open and learn from. As the historian, your job is to find or create these objects and include them in the time capsule. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>As you travel back in time you will collect information about the 1930's time period and the main character to put in a time capsule. You will collect information that tells about the people and the hard times they endured. </li></ul>Click picture to learn more about Time Capsules
Meet the Author <ul><li>Christopher Paul Curtis was born and reared in Flint, Michigan. After high school graduation, he worked on the assembly line of the Fisher Body Plant/Flint Plant No. 1 and graduated from the Flint branch of the University of Michigan. His first book, THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM - 1963, received a Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King citation in 1996. Bud, Not Buddy received the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Award in 2000. </li></ul>Click on the picture to listen to an interview with the author.
Introduction <ul><li>While playing in an old attic you found an old suitcase. Inside you found an old faded flyer, a rock, photograph, an old tattered blanket, and a small knife. Curiosity getting the better of you has led you to wonder who owned this stuff and why did they save it? These items seem to be a time capsule. So you are going on a journey to discover the significance of these items. You are traveling all the way back to the 1930’s on a journey to learn more and collect more items. </li></ul><ul><li>Hold on……………. </li></ul>
<ul><li>The Setting of Bud, Not Buddy takes place during the Great Depression in Flint and Grand Rapids, Michigan. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the book and read more about this time period. </li></ul><ul><li>Divide up the chapters within your group. Each group member should create a brief summary and a reaction that includes your thoughts and feelings. </li></ul><ul><li>Each group member should Discuss in your literature group their section. </li></ul>Background Knowledge
Process To learn more about this time period and create your time capsule you will: * Keep a diary as Bud Caldwell * Meet with your Literature Group research and discuss questions * Create, collect items, and describe items to put in a Time Capsule
Dear Diary... *When you were transported back to the 1930’s you became Bud Caldwell. As Bud you will keep a diary of your trials, tribulations, feelings, sayings, and any insights that reveal your true character. A diary is a place where you explore your feelings and emotions and where you keep your secrets and thoughts. *Look for and discuss ideas on family, survival, hope, and racisms. *Include one entry per chapter for each group.
Now the fun begins... Read or listen to chapters 1 – 3.
Literature Group Discussion Questions Click on books for questions.
Literature Group Activity <ul><li>“ Bud Caldwell’s Rules and Things for having a funner life and making a better liar out of your self” </li></ul><ul><li>These rules help Bud cope. Click on the book to view the chart. After reading the rule in the book explain the meaning on the chart. </li></ul><ul><li>As you encounter additional Rules and Things add their meaning to the list. </li></ul>
Learn About Orphanages Click of the picture to get a brief description of life in an orphanage. Learn About Orphanages Click of the picture to get a brief description of life in an orphanage. Learn About Orphanages Click of the picture to get a brief description of life in an orphanage. The group should research orphanages in this time period. Make a chart for Bud of pros and cons of living in an orphanage.
The fun continues... Read or listen to Chapters 4 – 8
Literature Discussion Questions Click on books for questions.
Public Enemy Number One! Bud refers to John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Baby Face Nelson. Who were these criminals? Pick a notorious criminal from the 1930's and research their life. Summarize the information into a short news report that Bud might have heard on the radio. Tape record your report and share with the class. *John Dillinger *Charles Arthur Floyd (Pretty Boy) *Lester M. Gillis (Baby Face Nelson) *Machine Gun Kelly *Al Capone *Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow Click on the FBI icon to begin your FBI profiling.
Make your own “Wanted Poster” <ul><li>What would you be know for? </li></ul><ul><li>It has to be true! </li></ul><ul><li>How much would your capture be worth? </li></ul><ul><li>It doesn't have to be true! </li></ul><ul><li>Use the digital camera to take a picture of yourself! Be creative, use props, etc. Create an alias for yourself. Go to the website make your poster and print it out. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the poster to go to the website. </li></ul>
Click on the word Irony to learn about this author's technique. Reread pages 49-50. Click on the picture to read about soup kitchens. Discuss in your literature groups the irony of this picture.
Homeless in America <ul><li>In Bud, Not Buddy, Bud and Bugs headed out of Flint in search of a town they thought was called “Hooperville”. Instead they found a shantytown or cardboard jungle called a “Hooverville”. What's a Hooverville and why were they found throughout the United States in the 1930's.? </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the picture to learn more. </li></ul>
More fun... <ul><li>Read or listen to chapters 9 - 11 </li></ul>
Literature Discussion Questions <ul><li>Click on books to discuss questions 9 -11. </li></ul>
Little Peanut Head <ul><li>Mr. Lewis tells Bud that he has a little peanut head and later refers to George Washington Carver's experiments. </li></ul><ul><li>Research George Washington Carver. Who was he? What is he known for? How does this relate to Mr. Lewis's joke? </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss your research in our literature group and create a graphic organizer including your most interesting facts and information. </li></ul><ul><li>Begin by clicking on his picture. </li></ul>
More fun... <ul><li>Read or listen to chapters 12 - 14 </li></ul>
Discussion Questions <ul><li>Click on books to discuss questions for chapters 12 - 14 </li></ul>
Big Band Swing <ul><li>Research Big Band Swing and Jazz music in the 1930's. </li></ul><ul><li>Who were the popular singers and songs? </li></ul><ul><li>What did it sound like? Find excerpts of music and listen. </li></ul><ul><li>How does the music make you feel? </li></ul><ul><li>Click on each picture to research or listen to music. (On the CD cover click the arrow button to change songs.) </li></ul>
Finish it up... <ul><li>Listen or read chapters 15 – 19 and listen to the afterword. </li></ul>
Discussion Questions <ul><li>Click on books to discuss questions for chapters 15 – 19. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a chart discussing the real and fiction characters. </li></ul>
Bud Caldwell's Flyer <ul><li>Review Herman Calloway's Flyer. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a flyer for Bud's first performance. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember his nickname and his instrument. </li></ul><ul><li>Where and when could this event occur? </li></ul><ul><li>Be creative and create flyer. </li></ul>
Time Capsule <ul><li>Create your time capsule. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose items that you created or researched to include. </li></ul><ul><li>Decorate a shoe box or a container of your devise. </li></ul><ul><li>Include an autobiography of yourself. Click on icon for an outline. </li></ul>