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Part One Directions:

Maycomb, the setting for To Kill a Mockingbird, is a fictional town. However, the author drew from her own experience of growing up in rural Alabama when writing the book. Below, you will find actual images of Alabama in the 1930s.
Browse through the collection and choose three that remind you of some element of the story. Copy and paste the images into a word document and provide your own captions for each photo that explain how/why it could represent some aspect of characters/setting/plot in To Kill a Mockingbird.

Selma, Alabama Images
Eutaw, Alabama Images
Greensboro, Alabama Images

Part Two Directions:

Visit the link below and read the information explaining the nature of the photo collection then review the photographs. Choose one image and respond to it using the Primary Source Analysis Tool. Include the following information in each section of the handout:

Observe: In this section, identify and note details. What do you see? What objects are shown? What's the physical setting? What, if any, words do you see? Other details?

Reflect: Generate a hypothosis about the image. Why do you think it was made? What's happening in the image? What sort of audience do you think it's intended for? What can you learn from this image? If the image was made today how would it be different? The same?

Question: When viewing this image, what do you wonder about? Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?

Further Investigation: Write a fictional caption about how this image could relate to events/characters/setting in To Kill a Mockingbird.
1930s Signs

You should turn in Primary Source Analysis Handout and three photos with captions by the end of the hour.