In this project for To Kill a Mockingbird, students work in groups to create E-Zines related to the novel.
It is a great way to end a your To Kill a Mockingbird unit.
The goal of this project is for you to gain knowledge about a topic and to share’ that knowledge on the Internet.
What To Do
- Form a group of 3.
- Choose a topic for your e-zine (see the list below).
- Learn how to evaluate websites (find useful and reliable information).
- Decide the components of your e-zine.
- Research your topic using electronic and print sources. Make notes and record your research reflections.
- Prepare an individual bibliography.
- Take responsibility for the various components of the e-zine. Each person must write at least one longer article.
- Write and carefully edit your articles.
- Create your e-zine and post it as a web page.
- Presentation and viewing.
- Racial discrimination
- Discrimination by age
- Issues involving the family
- Justice system -Young offenders
- Legal system -Then and Now
- Growing Up
- Establishing your own identity
- Poverty and the homeless
- Editorial (expresses your informed opinion)
- Feature article (reflects your research)
- Novel commentary (assesses how worthwhile the novel is in helping a reader understand your group’s issue)
Optional Components (select 3)
- Original drawing or cartoon related to your issue
- Top Ten List
- Recommended movies on the topic (with a short annotation)
- Recommended songs on the topic (with a short annotation)
- Recommended reading on the topic (with a short annotation)
- Original poetry
- Published poetry