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10th grade English classes: Elliott, Holdsworth & Meyer


To Kill a Mockingbird
Historical Context Project

Goal: In groups of 4, students will research an assigned topic and teach the class about
the topic in a short 5 minute lesson. After each group has presented, the class will take
a quiz on the historical context of the novel.

All students: As a group, students will work together to research the assigned topic and
choose the information they wish to teach the class about the topic. All sources must be
#1: Groups will be responsible for creating a PowerPoint presenting the information on
the topic. This PowerPoint needs to include 1 Title Slide, 3 Body Slides, and 1 Source
#2: Groups will be responsible for teaching the subject to the class. Must present all
information orally to the class.
#3: Groups must be ready to answer any and all clarifying questions on the spot.
#4: The group will submit 3 to 5 potential quiz questions on the topic. These questions
must be a mixture of the multiple choice and short answer formats. These questions
may be considered as potential questions for the cumulative assessment at the end.

Topics (your topic will be assigned):
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
Women in the 1930s
Plessy v. Ferguson
Brown v. Board of Education/Little Rock Nine
Alabama in the Great Depression
The Murder of Emmett Till
Education in the 1930s
Harlem Renaissance



Tiffany Emerick
Bensalem High School
4319 Hulmeville Rd
Bensalem, PA 19020
215-750-2800 x3007

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