Monday, March 28, 2011

Mr. Wartman- TKAM/1930's Research Project

Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird is a novel deeply tied to the period of the 1930’s. Because we are so removed from that time period, before reading, we are going to conduct some research. Working in partners, you are to research an aspect of life in America during the 1930’s. I have given you a sheet of possible topics, but if you would like to do something different, that would be great; just ask me to approve your topic before you begin researching it. Once you have researched your topic, you are to write a couple of paragraphs (at least 200 words) describing your topic. Cite your sources in your paragraphs. Also include the necessary works cited list at the end of your paragraphs. Don’t create a separate works cited page (like we did on our how to papers); just put the citations at the end of your write up. Do all of this using Microsoft Word. Once you have completed your research and paragraphs, you need to post your paragraphs on the class blog. Copy and paste the word document into the blog editor. The title needs to be your name and the topic of the post, so it should be something like “Mr. Wartman- TKAM/1930’s Research Project.” After you and your partner have posted your paragraphs, the two of you need to read your classmates’ posts and write a comment on your favorite post explaining why it was your favorite blog entry. You will be required to use this blog again as we continue reading To Kill A Mockingbird; it is imperative that you fully understand how to read an entry, post an entry, and comment on an entry by the end of this activity because you will have to do this without my assistance.

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