Mockingbird

Tasks for the Sociologist – To Kill a Mockingbird

PRESENTATION #1: Clothing of the 1930s

Corset

  bowtie (p.80) [p. 107]

 

  breeches (p. 81) [p. 108]

 

  corset (p. 9) [p. 11]

 

  flour-sack skirt (p. 16) [p. 22]

 

  knee-pants (p.80) [p. 107]

 

  overalls

 

  patent leather shoes (p. 118) [p. 156]

 

  petticoat (p. 118) [p. 156]

 

  pumps (p. 16) [p. 21]

 

  sash (p. 118) [p. 156]

 

  union suit

 


Interview Task

PRESENTATION #1: Clothing of the 1930s

  • Look at the photo of the Maxwell couple. Describe their hats.

  • Look at the photo of the Maxwell family from 1931. Describe their clothes and hairstyles.

Photos retrieved February 14, 2005, from <http://jamesmskipper.tripod.com/jamesmskipper/MaxPage5.html>.


PRESENTATION #1: Food

  • The following food, except for open-faced sandwich, is typical of the South.
    Find out what each food is and, if possible, photos or even recipes.

  open-faced sandwich

 

  ambrosia

 

  biscuits

 

  butterbeans

 

  charlotte

 

  collards

 

  cornbread

 

  divinity

 

  hickory nuts

 

  Lane cake

 

  lemonade

 

  turnips

 

See Foodway for some kinds of food that were invented during the 1930s.
Which one is the most popular in Japan?


Internet Task: Food

  • Find the Diary of Carmon Belle Drilling (you have to scroll down).
  • Make a list of all the food she talks about her family growing, making, and eating.

  • What did the mercantile store sell?

  • In what did students carry their lunch to school?

  • What food did they take on a picnic?

  • What is one more interesting incident she writes about in her story?

  


PRESENTATION #2: Religious and Church Terms

  • Find the meaning of the following words and explain them to your group.
    (Some of these are used in Chapter 4, pp. 44-45 [p. 59], and some in Chapter 21, pp. 120-122 [pp. 159-163].)

  Baptist

 

  Bible

 

  communion

 

  congregation

 

  foot-washing

 

  Gospel

 

  hell

 

  hymn

 

  Methodist

 

  offering (collection)

 

  Protestant

 

  pulpit

 

  Scripture

 

  sermon

 

  sin

 

  steeple

 

  the Kingdom come

 

  the next world

 

Useful website: Foot-washing

The following pictures of Jesus were common in Protestant churches.
Show them to your group before reading Chapter 12.

The Light of the World by Hunt

Garden of Gethsemane (p. 120) [p. 159]

Interview Task

  


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