Mockingbird

Tasks for the Historian – To Kill a Mockingbird

PRESENTATION #1

Define the following words and be ready to explain them to your group:

  
  The Civil War
  

 

  
  The Union
  

 

  
  The Confederacy
  

 

  • When was the Civil War?

  • Who was president at the time of the Civil War?

  • What happened at Appomattox?

Useful websites:

Timeline of the U.S. Civil War

"The Civil War"

The Surrender by Rocco

  


PRESENTATION #1: Famous Quotation

 


PRESENTATION #1: Prohibition

Define the following words in English or Japanese and be ready to explain them to your group:

  Prohibition

 

  bootlegger

 

  stumphole whiskey

 

  still

 

  booze

 

  spike

 

INTERVIEW Task

  


Internet Task: Breastworks

Useful websites:

U.S. Civil War Photographs

Battle of Gettysburgh

  


PRESENTATION #2: Ku Klux Klan

  • Before we study Chapter 15, define the following phrase and be ready to explain it to your group:

  
 Ku Klux Klan (KKK)
  

 

Useful websites:

Wikipedia Article on the Ku Klux Klan

Definition of Ku Klux Klan

PRESENTATION #2: Question

  

Internet Task: KKK


PRESENTATION #2: Racism

African American

Black

Colored

Darkie

Negro

Nigger

  

  • What does Atticus say about the term "Nigger"? (p. 75) [p. 99]

Useful websites:

Nigger and Caricatures

A Brief History of the Word "Nigger"

The Afro-American Image Abroad

  


PRESENTATION #2: Signs of Discrimination

Segregated Drinking Fountains

 

Sidewalk Discrimination

 

Segregated Restroom

Show the signs above to the members of your group.
What do they tell you about life in the 1930s?

  


Developed by CA Edington, Spring, 2005; revised Spring, 2012
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan