Plants in 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
Web resources for creating a Multimedia Scrapbook on The Plants in

created by A L Janzen
BRCI

Introduction | Instructions | Flowers | Weeds | Trees | Vegetables | Miascellaneous | Tools



Introduction

Plants in the Mockingbird sounds dull as dirt, doesn't it? Well it is, sort of. But I spent a lot of time reading the book and wondering what scuppernongs and collards looked like. To answer my own questions, I searched the net, high and low and found...a lot of plants. Some of them are pretty plants too.

Keep this question in mind as you work:

How does knowing more about the plants in the book change the way you picture Maycomb?




Instructions

  1. Explore the Internet sites linked below. You're looking for facts, quotes, examples, images, sound clips, videos, and animations that you think are important aspects of the topic.

  2. When you find something you like, check its Web page for a copyright notice. Often, students are encouraged to copy things that will only be used in the classroom. Sometimes people don't want their work copied at all. A good practice is looking for an e-mail link on the page and then using it to ask permission.

  3. Copy any text you want by dragging across the words, then using the Edit - Copy command on the menubar. Paste what you highlighted into a basic text editor, word processor, desktop publishing program or multimedia program.

  4. Save images you like by downloading them. Paste the images you've downloaded into a multimedia, paint or desktop publishing program (like HyperStudio, Clarisworks, or PageMaker) or use one of the graphics viewers listed as Tools on this page to display your collection of images.

  5. Be prepared to cut anything that copyright owners tell you they don't want you to have.

  6. Once you have collected your information, go over it carefully so that you can give clear and thoughtful reasons why you found the things you collected especially important.




The Internet Resources


Flowers


Weeds


Trees


Vegetables


Miascellaneous



Tools

References

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
Get definitions to many words quickly.

Roget's Thesaurus
Find words that have similar meanings to words you run across.

Grabbing Web Images
Follow a friendly step-by-step tutorial on how to grab images from the Web.

Software

Windows
Software for image management

Macintosh
Software for image management

HyperStudio
Multimedia authorware used at many schools. Check out the Website for support, ideas, and the Netscape Plug-In

Shareware.com
Thousands of software programs you may want to download and use.

Free Web Tutorials
Create your own web pages, learn to program, whatever...




 created by Filamentality Content by A L Janzen, www.wonderhamster_kudzu@shaw.ca
http://www.kn.sbc.com/wired/fil/pages/scraptheplana.html
Last revised Sun Dec 7 12:45:04 US/Pacific 2003