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Chapter One: An Overview of the Great Depression
Better understand the context of the period in
which the novel is set from this non-fiction
Chapter Six: From Slaves to Sharecroppers
Better understand the racial climate of the time and
Mr. Radley's language and assumptions.
Chapter Twelve: Learning to Read
Better understand the significance of Calpurnia's
literacy and how education and race influence the
social structure of Maycomb.
Chapter 18 - The Scottsboro Boys
Examine a real-life trial like the Tom Robinson
trial. How does To Kill a Mockingbird compare to
the events surrounding the Scottsboro Boys?
PRIMARY SOURCES: "The Ideal Little Girl," Part 1
NON-FICTION ARTICLE: "The Southern Lady and Belle"
NON-FICTION ARTICLE: "Southern Honor: An Introduction
NON-FICTION ARTICLE: "The Pride and Power of the Southern
Gentleman's Code of Honor"
NON-FICTION ARTICLE: "The Ideal Little Girl," Part 2
PRIMARY SOURCES (with intro): The Southern Gentleman
NON-FICTION ARTICLE: "The Redneck Stereotype"
FIRST PERSON ACCOUNT: "You Worked Long Hours"
INTERVIEW: "Growing up Black in the 1930s in McCulley's..."
POEM: "The Mask" by Maya Angelou
POEM: "We Wear the Mask" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
NON-FICTION ARTICLE: "The Scottsboro Affair"
ESSAY: "Christmas to Me" by Harper Lee
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: "Harper Lee Twits School Board..."
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