Day 31; End Human Rights; Chapter 8 TKAM


Today you begin by completing your Unit 1 Human Rights Unit Exam.
When you are complete, ensure you are done the following assignments;
-I Have a Dream speech
-Gandhi questions
-Filming of your (industry speech for youth)
and more…

If you completely done; Please refer to the back of the room and collect enough PSA waivers for your video. Everyone in your video(s) that you are submitting must have a waiver/release form signed. These will be due this week.

Review Chapter 6/Chapter 7.

Chapter 6 (Thank you for the following information.)

  • Jem and Scout spend the day with Dill at his aunt’s fish pond.
  • Scout wants to keep an eye out for Mr. Avery, a neighbor who had previously astonished them by peeing in an impressive arc off his front porch, but Dill just wants to go for a walk.
  • Scout, knowing that no one in Maycomb just goes for a walk, smells a rat.
  • The trio go under the wire fence at the back of the Radley Place and, after dealing with swishy collard greens, a squeaky gate, and clucking chickens, make it up to the house.
  • Jem and Scout raise Dill up so he can look through the window, but all he sees is curtains.
  • They’re still skulking when Scout sees a shadow—a man’s shadow, heading towards Jem.
  • The shadow goes up to Jem, raises his arm, drops it again, and then leaves.
  • The kids scram—someone’s shooting at them.
  • The kids make it home (Jem loses his pants along the way) and see a bunch of neighbors in front of the Radley Place.
  • Miss Maudie tells them that Mr. Radley has been shooting at a “Negro” (6.60) in his yard.
  • Suddenly everyone notices that Jem doesn’t have any pants on.
  • Dill tries to save the day by saying they were playing strip poker, but playing cards is a big no-no in Maycomb, so Jem says that they were actually playing with matches.
  • Scout sits outside on the porch, listening for the dreaded shotgun blast and waiting for Jem to return.
  • Finally Jem returns. With the pants.

Chapter 7 (Thank you for the following info.)

  • After his adventures at the Radley Place, Jem is in a bad mood for a week.
  • Scout starts second grade. It’s just as bad as first grade.
  • Jem finally tells Scout what happened when he went back to the Radley House: his pants were folded up on top of the fence, and the tear in them had been sloppily mended.
  • Passing by the knothole tree, they see a ball of twine resting inside it.
  • Scout wants to take it, but Jem thinks it might be someone’s hiding spot.
  • When the twine is still there after a few days, Jem takes it, and from then on there are no more qualms about taking things found in the knothole.
  • A few months later, the knothole holds their best find yet: two figures carved out of soap that bear a striking resemblance to Scout and Jem.
  • Scout throws them on the ground, thinking about voodoo dolls, but Jem rescues them.
  • The knothole haul keeps getting better and better: a whole pack of chewing gum, a spelling bee medal, and a broken pocket watch (which Jem tries but fails to fix).
  • Scout and Jem decide to write a letter to their secret benefactor.
  • But the next day, they find that the knothole has been filled with cement.
  • Jem stakes out Mr. Nathan and asks why.
  • Mr. Nathan says that the tree’s sick and the cement is an attempt to cure it.
  • Jem asks Atticus if that’s true. Atticus says it looks healthy to him, but Mr. Radley should know his own trees.

Lets go over your options for final projects for To Kill a Mockingbird:
To Kill a Mockingbird Projects

Finish up the day reading Chapter 8+


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