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To Kill a Mockingbird AP

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Nancie Perez

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Transcript of To Kill a Mockingbird AP

Historical Background
Historical Background
To Kill a Mockingbird
By : Harper Lee
Introduction Video
What is your
? In other words, where is your family from and how does this influence who you are? Explain your
and how it affects you.
Anticipation Guide
Respond to each question by writing
next to the question number on your paper; then, write a short explanation of why you chose true or false.
Maycomb, Alabama
Great Depression
Hitler in power in Germany

Women were considered the weaker sex.
Education was not considered important for women.
Wealthy women were expected to supervise staff
Men were not seen as nurturing
3 types of people in the south (in this story):
1. Poor Whites:
Survive on very little
Always pay back their debts – even if it is with hickory nuts, turnips, or holly.
The Cunninghams fit this category
2. Poor "white trash"
Never done a day’s work
The Ewells fit this category
3. The Black Community
God fearing
Would never take anything with paying it back
Had stronger character than most of the whites
Discriminated against
Talked about badly
Deserve better than what is dished out to them by society
Father of Scout and Jem
A widower
An attorney by profession
Highly respected
Good citizen
Instills good values and morals in his children.
The story’s narrator
Although now an adult, Scout looks back at her childhood and tells of the momentous events and influential people of those years.
Scout is six when the story begins.
She is naturally curious about life.
Scout’s older brother
Looks up to his father Atticus
Usually looks out for Scout
Typical older brother at times
Matures as the story progresses
An enigma
An adult man, whose father has “sentenced” him to a lifetime confinement to their house because of some mischief he got into when he was a teenager.
Has a reputation of being a lunatic
Basically a harmless, well-meaning person
Sometimes childlike in behavior
Starving for love and affection
Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose
A mean old woman in the Finch neighborhood
Teaches the children a lesson in bravery
Mayella Ewell
The oldest child of Bob Ewell
Tom Robinson
A young, harmless, innocent, hardworking black man
Has a crippled left hand
Married with three children. Works on a farm belonging to Mr. Link Deas, a white man
Bob Ewell
Mayella’s poor white trash father
The town parasite who lives off the town’s bounty
Aunt Alexandra
Atticus’s sister
Wants Scout to be a lady
Wants Jem to be a gentleman
A close friend of Jem and Scout
Usually lives in Maycomb only during the summer (stays with a relative)
Tells “big stories”
Has been deprived of love and affection
Miss Maudie Atkinson
Scout’s Neighbor
Loves gardens and bakes the best cake in Maycomb
Knows how to treat children like adults
Helps Jem and Scout see their life with a different perspective
The Finch’s black housekeeper
Has watched the children since their mother’s death
Has been a positive influence on the children.
Slavery was abolished in 1864, but Southerners still believe in white supremacy.
Segregation exists. Blacks may not sit in the same sections as whites. They have separate facilities as well.
1. All men (and women) are created equal.
2. Nobody is all bad or all good.
3. A hero is born, not made.
4. Nobody is above the law.
5. In our justice system, all citizens are treated fairly in courts of law.
6. When the law does not succeed in punishing criminals, citizens should do so.
Gender Bias
Connection #1
Major characters:
Minor characters:
For every week's reading:
1. Do the "Connection" in your notebook (ALWAYS do a FULL page)
2. Complete a precis for a passage from this week's assigned readings
3. Complete a rhetorical terms log
6 rhetorical terms
example of each
effect of each
4. Trace the argument
As you read, trace Lee's argument and purpose
in your notebooks keep notes on the argument Lee is developing with her text and the purpose she is working towards
What events, rhetorical devices, statements help to craft Lee's argument and purpose?
Eng 3 AP
Connection #3

Have you ever been discriminated against? If so, when, where, and how were you discriminated?

If you believe that you have never been the victim of discrimination, write about what you would do if you ever had to talk with someone who did not like you because of your race, religion, ethnicity, or skin color.
Which is worse? Being accused of a serious crime that you did not commit, or being forced to accuse someone else even if you know they are innocent? Write a paragraph explaining your position.
Connection #4
Connection #2
If your house was on fire, what ONE object would you save? Why?
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