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Pare: Harper Lee: Author Investigation: Home

Ms. Lee: Classic ! Ubiquitous ! Mysterious !

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Library Website & Noodletools

Search Terms & "Search Phrases"

Lee, Harper

"Harper Lee"

"To Kill a Mockingbird"

obituary

"Pulitzer prize"

"banned books"

"Monroeville, Alabama"

 

Group Member Responsibilities

All Groups:

Determine who will be:

1) Reporter (will share group's disccovery with class)

2) Navigator (will demo how to locate & open source for class)

Remember: ALL members will review source & assist with research

Together group members will agree:

1) ONe (1) interesting discover to share with the class

 

Group I

Open Library Website's Books Tab - Library Catalog - Advanced Search - Open book record for Go Set the Watchman

* Review information under "Explore", "Publication information", and "Awards"

*Share a discovery with the class about this book the the group thinks is interesting. 

Group II

Open Library Website's E-Encyclopedia Tab- Open the Reading and Interpreting the Works of Harper Lee e-book in the Literature and Literary Criticism Box

Review the "Private Life" chapter and idenitfy something that the group thinks is interesting to share with the class

Group III

 Open the Library Website's Databases Tab - Open Link for New York Times in "Newspapers Box" -  first column

Use Advanced Search link to combine in Box 1:  "Harper Lee"  and in  Box 2: obituary

Group Reviews the section about Harper Lee's family and identifies something interesting to share with the class.

Group IV

Open the Databases Tab and Click on the link for the Biographies in Context Database in the Biographies Box

Use Advanced search to do a keyword search & combine in the first box:  "Harper Lee"   second box:  "pulitzer prize"

Review the information in the article, "Harper Lee" in the  St. James Guide to Young Adult Writers .especially look at  the "Personal Information" section at the bottom and discover what other writing awards she received

Agree upon something interesting to share with the class.

Group V

Open the Databases Tab and click on the link for the SIRS Database in the "Hot Issues" Box

Click  Advanced Search and put "To Kill a Mockingbird" in the first box and "banned books" in the second box

Open the article titled: "Mistake to Ban Mockingbird"

Agree upon something the group discovers that they think the class would be interested to know.

Group VI

Open the Databases Tab and click on the link for U.S. History in Context in the History Box

Do an search using "Search Phrase":  Monroeville, Alabama

In the "News" section, open the article titled: "Harper Lee would surely disapprove of the plans afoot for
     her Alabama hometown."

Read this short article and choose an interesting discovery to share with the class.

Group VII

Open the Academic Websites Tab and Click on the link for "19th-20th Century American Writers" in the Literature: Literary Criticism Box

Open the link for "Literary History" and then the link for "20th Century Literary Criticism"

Click on "L" for Authors with the last name beginning with L and Open the Lee, Harper link and then the link to the article "To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, a classic Review."  Read the short review published the year that the book first came out. and agree upon an interesting discovery to share with the class .

Group VIII

Open the Video Tab and click on the PBS link

Do a search for "To kill a Mockingbird"

Locate the Antiques Roadshow video about the value of a 1st edition signed copy of To Kill a Mockingbird"

Listen to the video. Agree upon an interesting fact to share with the class.