Process

  1. Form groups of three or four.
  2. Read the Introduction and Task sections of the WebQuest.
  3. Assign roles to every student and review responsibilities.
  4. Explore the sites listed below, begin your research, and take notes.
  5. Brainstorm stories, articles, and ideas for your newspaper.
  6. Decide amongst your group who will write or draw each piece; the Editor-in-Chief leads this discussion. Each student must submit 3-5 pieces of work or at least one page.
  7. Write your articles and work on your contributions to the newspaper.
  8. Submit work to Research Editor, Copy Editor, Layout Editor, and Editor-in-Chief.
  9. Make necessary changes as recommended by group members.
  10. Submit final work to Layout Editor.
  11. Submit newspaper and “works cited” page to Mrs. Krich or Ms. Milardo. Remember to use MLA format for your citations.

 

 

 

 

Research Sites

 

Historical Background of To Kill a Mockingbird

http://library.thinkquest.org/12111/SG/SG5.html#author

 

Jim Crow Laws

http://www.nps.gov/archive/malu/documents/jim_crow_laws.htm

 

Scottsboro Trials

http://library.thinkquest.org/12111/scottsboro/scottsbo.htm?tqskip1=1&tqtime=0227

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/scottsboro/scottsb.htm

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/scottsboro/

http://www.writing.upenn.edu/~afilreis/88/scottsboro.html

 

Personal Interviews

http://library.thinkquest.org/12111/mculley.html

http://library.thinkquest.org/12111/girl.html

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/wpaintro/exinterv.html

 

Monroeville , Alabama (the real Maycomb)

http://www.monroecountyal.com/

http://www.tokillamockingbird.com/

 

The Real Local Newspaper

http://www.monroejournal.com/Home.html

 

Entertainment

http://www.movieactors.com/30s.htm

http://www.moderntimes.com/palace/30.html

 

1933 World Fair

http://www.the-forum.com/collect/worldfai.htm

 

Map of Monroeville

Use www.mapquest.com

 

Photographs

http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/085_disc.html (photographs revealing discrimination)

http://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi&q (Google image search)

 

RPCS Library

https://rpcsweb.rpcs.org/libraryhomeremote.htm

 

Search Engines

www.vivisimo.com (a better Google)

www.google.com

www.wikipedia.com (double-check all information obtained here!)

 

American Memory

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html