Process

This webquest will serve as your final for this semester.  This unit will take the remaining two weeks to research your civil rights leaders, create a story board, write a script for the round table discussion, perform the round table discussion, record your performance, and evaluate your production.  Be aware that your productions will be shared with other American Literature classes on campus during Finals Week.  DO NOT PROCRASTINATE!  Make sure to use the planning guide given in class.  You will be assigned into groups.  Each student will have a choice of electing to become a civil rights leader, act as the moderator, or take on the roles of either Jem or Scout. Your round table discussion will need to last 7 to 10 minutes.

 

Task 1:  Scenic Route

 

Task 2: Brainstorm

 

Task 3: Select your character. 

You will be responsible for an outline, note cards, and a summary page describing the method for the oral presentation.  You can research and use any visual aids, such as pictures, timeline, newspaper articles, etc. that relate to your character.  Remember that whenever you speak, you must be in character.

 

Task 4: Research History of Race and Identities

·         Interview: Growing up white in the South in the 1930’s   

 ·         Interview: Growing up black in the South in the 1930’s

·         Racism in Modern America

·         Social Issues

·         To Kill a Mockingbird Thinkquest 

·         Education reform

·         Where are we today - 

Task 5: Research answers for the Civil Rights Discussion

·         What was your most important contribution to the Civil Rights movement?  How does this relate to To Kill a Mockingbird?

·         What would you do with your influence to eradicate racism in our present day?

·         What are your guidelines for wiping out present day discrimination/racism?

·         Put yourself “in the shoes” of one of the Finch family members: Jem, Scout, Tom Robinson, Atticus, Boo Radley, Calpurnia, and Aunt Maudie.

o    Who would it be and why?

o    What would you have done differently?

o    What advice will you give them? How would the changes affect the novel’s outcome?

Civil Rights Resources

You can look up individuals like: Arthur Ashe, Coretta Scott King, Cesar Chaves, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Here are a few sites for the few listed, but research the Civil Rights Thinkquest to explore the works of others.

 

 

 

 

Task 6: Create Storyboard

Use the word document saved on your flash drive to begin the discussion and help set the “stage” for your production.  Be sure to save often and print out to facilitate your group discussion and planning.

 

Task 7: Create Script

Be sure to address and answer the following questions:

·         What was your most important contribution to the Civil Rights movement?  How does this relate to To Kill a Mockingbird?

·         What would you do with your influence to eradicate racism in our present day?

·         What are your guidelines for wiping out present day discrimination/racism?

·         Put yourself “in the shoes” of one of the Finch family members: Jem, Scout, Tom Robinson, Atticus, Boo Radley, Calpurnia, and Aunt Maudie.

o    Who would it be and why?

o    What would you have done differently?

o    What advice will you give them? How would the changes affect the novel’s outcome?

 

Once your script is complete, be sure to revise and proof.  This aspect of this unit will be turned in with the storyboard.

 

 

Task 8:  Rehearse, Rehearse, and Dress Rehearse

You will need to meet a few times to help practice timing, diction, pronunciation, and volume in your speeches and responses to one another.  Will this round table discussion be calm?  Will it be loud and aggressive?  Remember to focus on your character development and speak in their “voice.”

 

Task 9: Perform, Record, and Evaluate

You will be assigned days to perform and in turn, be recorded.  Once your performance is completed, the evaluation and class discussion will begin.  This will also be recorded. 

 

Task 10:  Writing Prompts (5 paragraph Essay with a Three Point Thesis Statement.)

Now that your performance and evaluation is completed, you will choose one of the four topics listed below to write about.  Be sure to include and give concrete and contemporary answers.  Remember to use an expository, narrative or autobiographical style.  Review and refer to the rubric for grade requirements.

 

Writing Prompts:

·         Compare/contrast racism in the 1930’s to today.

·         How are our lives different from the Finches?

·         Do you believe that we are forced to look at ourselves the way we want others to see us? Is this inevitable in human relations and in our society? Explain.

·         How can you apply what you have learned and enacted to any facet of your life?