To Kill A Mockingbird - A Historical StudyCreated by Ms. Lewis


This is a webquest designed to help students understand the setting of To Kill A Mockingbird. Students will study the Jim Crow laws, the Scottsboro Trials, the Great Depression and other influencing factors.

This month we are going to read Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird. In order to fully understand and appreciate the story, you must understand the mindset of the typical person from the deep south, 1930's. You must also understand the events surrounding the story.

Your task is to research the Jim Crow Laws, the Scottsboro Trials, and other events and characteristics typical for the time period. Use the links provided to answer the questions. Answer all questions in complete sentences on a seperate sheet of paper.

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