On your quest you will access resources which will encourage you to look deep into Racial Segregation and how it impacted on the novel- To Kill A Mockingbird and Harper Lee.

WARNING  some of the resource content may disturb.


To create your newspaper, it is important for you to learn about To Kill A Mockingbird, and Harper Lee and the strong theme of racial segregation and how it relates to Harper Lee and her novel To Kill a Mockingbird. You will access resources and Write a bio/ review about Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird. Your report will be in essay form and about 750-1000 words in length. This will be an informative addition to your community newspaper and will help you and the readers gain a higher understanding of the significance of To Kill a Mockingbird and the theme racial segregation.

Focus Points:
Harper Lee's background and the setting of To Kill a Mockingbird?
Events and themes af segregation.
What were the racial segregation Laws like in Alabama in the 1930's?
Where the Scottsboro trials a motivation for Harper Lee's novel?
What was it like growing up in Alabama in the 1930's?
What were the effects of racial segregation on society?
Don't forget to add a reference list.

Document by Jason Stephenson and Dr Kevin Hayes.
http://scholar.google.com.au/scholar?q=to+kill+a+mockingbird&hl=en&btnG=Search&as_sdt=1%2C5&as_sdtp=on Document by myscarlet altervista.org.


Your job is to research and write a compelling front page Headline for the Newspaper. Your article will be based on racial segregation and Jim Crow laws. Your headline can be based on fact or it can be a mixture of fact and fiction. You will need to research the web sites below and choose the people and events for the foundation of your headline.

Brainstorm and plan your article.
Was Jim Crow a person or a symbol?
What were Jim Crow Laws and how did it effect society?
How did these things impact on harper lee and To Kill A Mockingbird?

http://www.ferris.edu/jimcrow/what.htm Jim Crow
http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Article.jsp?id=h-1248 Jim crow laws
http://www.infoplease.com/spot/bhmtimeline.html#AAH-1900 Afican American Timeline.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9kT1yO4MGg Bull Conner
http://mgagnon.myweb.uga.edu/students/3090/04SP3090-Briggs.htm  Race relations in the 1930's


Your Job is to write and edit a detailed report, "A SCOOP" for your newspaper the report will be based on an actual event. Your scoop will be a leading story for your newspaper. Explore your creativity as you discover moments in time. Your contribution is an exclusive story; you are the first person to communicate this information to your community. Draw in your audience with exciting language.

Plan your article.
Read the resources and make your choice.
Think of Harper Lee as you learn about the early to mid 1900's in Southern America.
Racial segregation and social injustice.
Reference list.

http://teacher.scholastic.com/rosa/ Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Buss Boycott.
http://www.core-online.org/History/brown_vs_board.htm  Brown  vs the board of education.
http://www.kawvalley.k12.ks.us/brown_v_board/segregation.htm Brown vs Board of Education.
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAlynching.htm Lynching.
http://academic.csuohio.edu/perloffr/lynching/ Lynching.


Your job is to research the death and the events leading up to the death of Emmett Till and write an interview. You may interview Mamie Till-Mobley (Emmett Till's Mother), Moses Wright (Emmett Till's Uncle) or Curtis Jones (Emmett Till's Cousin). There are some resources attached will be useful in this process.

This website has the life story of Emmett Till from his childhood through to the horrific events leading up to his death and what they discovered after his death.

This is the utube interview of Moses Wright of the events of Emmett Till’s murder.
Civil Rights- Eyes on the Prize 5- Lynch Emmett
Uploaded by krayhons on Apr 14, 2008
This interview has the following relatives-
Mrs Mamie Till-Mobley – Mother
Curtis Jones- Cousin
Moses Wright-Uncle

Emmett Louis Till (Rarely told story of America) Part 1
Uploaded by TheSimpleTheTruth2 on Feb 2, 2010
Mrs Mamie Till-Mobley – Mother
Rev. Wheeler Parker – Cousin
Simeon Wright – Cousin
Ruthie Mae Crawford – Cousin


The Public URL for this WebQuest:
WebQuest Hits: 22,203
Save WebQuest as PDF

Ready to go?

Select "Logout" below if you are ready
to end your current session.