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Research Project

Part of studying a novel is understanding the world in which it was created and the world it tries to represent.  Because of this, you will be doing a research project on a topic related to the novel To Kill a Mockingbird

Your assignment is to research a topic about life in the 1930s (the setting of the novel) or the 1960s (the time period in which it was published).  You will research the topic, create a PowerPoint presentation, and present your PowerPoint before your class. 

Your options are the following:

1930s:

·         Women’s rights and roles

·         Education and schools

·         The Great Depression

·         Status and Rights of Minorities

·         Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Presidency

·         Supreme Court: Plessy Vs. Fergusson

·         The Scottsboro Boys

1960s:

·         Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka

·         Martin Luther King, Jr.

·         Rosa Parks and Montgomery Bus Boycotts

 

Where to Start: CCPS Databases

To Log in to Charles County Public Schools Digital Library Resources page:

goto: www.ccboe.com/library   From school, select "School Access". 

or: Login to your Edline page, scroll to Links, select Library Resources.

From outside the school building, seclect "Home Access" then use the login: charlescounty password: welcome.  Scroll down to High School databases.

Start with

 Do a keyword search for your chosen topic to get a broad overview.

 

 

Requirements

·         You need FIVE (5) sources for each person in your group.  Only ONE can be a website.

·         You will create a PowerPoint that adheres to the following format:

  • Section 1 (Slide 1)

                      §  Topic

                      §  Names of group members

                      §  A picture relevant to the topic

  • Section 2 – What happened?

                      §  5 bullet points PER GROUP MEMBER

                      §  One picture PER GROUP MEMBER relevant to topic

  • Section 3 – Why is this important overall?

                       §  5 bullet points PER GROUP MEMBER

                       §  One picture PER GROUP MEMBER relevant to topic

  • Section 4 – How does this relate to the novel?

                     §  5 bullets PER GROUP MEMBER

                     §  One picture PER GROUP MEMBER relevant to the topic

  • Section 5 – Bibliography

                     §  5 sources PER GROUP MEMBER

                     §  MLA format (follow the handout)

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