Mockingbird

Tasks for the Politician – To Kill a Mockingbird

PRESENTATION #1

  abusive, profane language (p. 10) [p. 12]

  acquittal (p. 219) [p. 294]

  arrested – resisted arrest (p. 10) [p. 12]

  assault and battery (p. 10) [p. 12]

  bond (p. 10) [p. 12]

  capital offense (p. 219) [p. 293]

  change of venue (p. 145)

  charges (p. 10) [p. 12]

  circumstantial evidence (p. 219) [p. 294]

  commute a sentence (p. 219) [p. 293]

  county [NOT country] seat (p. 4) [p. 4]

  death penalty (p. 219)

  disorderly conduct (pp. 10, 190) [pp. 12, 254]

  disturbing the peace (p. 10) [p. 12]

  evidence (p. 203) [p. 272]

  eye-witness (p. 219) [p. 294]

  first-degree murder (p. 5) [p. 5]

  guilty (pp. 5, 211)

  hung jury (p. 222) [p. 298]

  innocent (p. 219)

  jury (p. 160)

  last will and testament (p. 31) [p. 42]

  misdemeanor (p. 196) [pp. 41, 262]

  postponement (p. 75)

  reasonable doubt (p. 219) [p. 294]

  second-degree murder (p. 3) [p. 5]

  subpoena (p. 160) [p. 213]

  testify (p. 160)

  trial

  verdict (p. 207)

Useful sites for the legal vocabulary:
Legal Terms in To Kill a Mockingbird
Glossary of Legal Terms, State of New York
栄養改善法 [nutrition improvement law] and 痴漢行為 [sexual harassment]

PRESENTATION #1: Questions about Chapter 1

  


PRESENTATION #2: Jim Crow

 Jim Crow Laws

 

 Scottsboro Trial

 

Useful websites:

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow

What Was Jim Crow?

The Scottsboro Boys Trials

  


PRESENTATION #2: Jim Crow Laws

Jim Crow Laws























PRESENTATION #2: Questions

  • Find the answers to the following questions and be ready to report on them to your group:
  • Why are there no black students in Scout's class?

  • Why is Tom Robinson afraid of even getting close to Mayella Ewell?

  • What does "miscegenation" mean?

  

Interview Task

Scottsboro Boys

PRESENTATION #2: Trials

  • After reading Chapters 17-21, make a list of the parallels between the Scottsboro Trial and Tom Robinson's trial. Show them to your group.

Scottsboro Trials

Tom Robinson's Trial









































  


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