TKAM Journal response #3

  • Journal response #3 (Chap 17-21)  This section focuses on the trial, choose a quote that represents one of the themes, try to make a connection to an outside source (modern life) in this one.  Review how to insert quotes here Quotations-277meal-1wde8wi
  • update theme chart & study pack

The Trial & racism then vs now

  • Racism then vs now: watch and read (or scan) these, how is racism and prejudice being eliminated?  How is it still the same?

The trial:

Why does Dill break down crying when Mr. Gilmer questions Tom?  How does Scout comfort Dill?

When Mr. Gilmer asks Tom if he ran because he was afraid he would have to face up to what he did, Tom replies, “No suh, scared I’d hafta face up to what I didn’t do.” What does he mean?

Do you think Tom should be acquitted?  Is there enough evidence to prove his innocence?

Read Chap 20

Character Sketches and Chap 9

  • Each group will share their assessment of their character to the class, answer the questions and predict how they will behave
  • Chap 9: Aunt Alexandra enters the picture and we learn of the trial.
  • What is courage?  How do you define conscience?

Character Sketch

  • Journal response #1 due
  • Finish character sketch: and as a group answer these questions:
  1.  How are these characters presenting themselves thus far in the novel?  (Fair, equatable, prejudiced)
  2. What are some of the choices they have made and the consequences that have happened as a result?
  • Before we begin the next section, think about this:
  • What are the consequences for those who choose to challenge a community’s rules-written and unwritten-about who belongs?   What do we know about Maycomb’s ways so far?
  • Read Chap 9
  • update theme chart, timeline