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*I could definitely see Calpurnia being a contestant on Top Chef. She is a very skilled cook and is very creative because during the Great Depression, there was a very small variety of foods to make a meal with, but she still made appetizing meals. Her creativity with food would be a great asset for Top Chef. In many challenges, the contestants have only a handful of foods to make a meal with, and I believe that Calpurnia would do very well in a challenge like that! She could also make bread with butter and sugar, Scout's favorite!

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Spirituality and stress relief: Make the connection - MayoClinic.com

Spirituality and stress relief: Make the connection - MayoClinic.com | Calpurnia | Scoop.it
Stress relief — Discover the connection between spirituality, stress relief and a healthier, happier life.
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This article is about dealing with stress through church and spirituality. Calpurina uses church to have peace with herself and let her stress go. When Cal, Scout and Jem went to church together, Calpurnia seemed like she felt at ease and very relaxed. Many do not realize the constant battle that she has to go through everyday: being judged not by her character, but by her skin color, taking care of two energetic children, ect. She uses Church to let these go. The article talks about the exact same thing; using church to relieve stress.

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Racism is around me everywhere by shacorrie harvey

Racism is around me everywhere by shacorrie harvey | Calpurnia | Scoop.it
Racism is around me everywhere is a poem written by shacorrie harvey. This poem is posted on PoetrySoup.com and is written in the following poetic form: I do not know?
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This is a very powerful poem that addresses racism, an issue that Calpurnia is forced to face everyday of her life. The poem also segways into the bigger picture that racism is not only found in the United States, but wars are started because of it as said in stanza six, line three. People are so ignorant that if someone is different, they automatically discriminate. Calpurnia would really enjoy this poem because it talks about adversaries she faces day after day. She could definitely relate to this poem and find comfort in it. 

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Ms.Honey's role in the book Matlilda resembles the role of Calpurnia. Ms. Honey is a female mentor for Matilda just as Calpurnia is a female mentor for Jem and Scout. Both of their relationships with the children enhance their lives. Matilda is able to talk to Ms. Honey about anything on her mind, and Scout and Jem are able to vent to Calpurnia. Ms. Honey and Calpurnia both play very important parts in the upbringing of the children and the children really appreciate thier presence in their lives.

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Minny from The Help has similar characteristics to Calpurnia. First, she is a maid during a time with racial issues. This was a struggle for both Minny and Calpurnia because they were judged by something that was out of their control. Second, Minny was a cook and maid, too. Their jobs consisted of cooking, cleaning, and taking care of the kids which leads me to my next point. Minny and Cal were both nannies and  would sometimes come off as harsh. For example, Calpurnia made Scout rewrite a whole chapter in the Bible and Scout would seldom be rewarded for her hard work. Even though they might seem cruel to the children, they really care about the kids, and they kids really care about them. 

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There's a Land Beyond The River

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This is the song that is sung during church when Scout and Jem accompany Calpurnia. The congregation repeats the words that are sung; they do not have their own song books. Scout and Jem are surprised by this because they are so used to singing while reading the lyrics.  Calpurnia explains that one of the reasons they do not have books is because not many African Americans can read. Scout and Jem never took that into account and had a new appreciation for being taught to read.

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This drawing by Norman Rockwell is called "The Problem We All Live With." It depicts Ruby Bridges, a little girl who went to school with white people and received death threats because she attended school at an all white school. She is being led to Supreme Court to address the pressing issue. This relates to Calpurnia because Calpurnia is also a victim of racism. She is unliked by many peole just because of the color her skin. The drawing presents the fact that racism is a widespread subject that is very important because they are being led into Supreme Court. 

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This painting done by Pablo Picasso is called "Dove with Flowers". In this painting, there is a subtle relation to Calpurnias emotions and experiences that become very meaningful. First of all, a dove is a symbol of peace. Calpurnia feels released from racial matters and stress whhen she is at the Finch household. She is welcomed by Atticus, Scout, and Jem, and is at peace with herself when she is with them, knowing that they love her. The flowers represent beauty and thanks. Calpurnia is beautiful inside and out as seen by Atticus, Scout and Jem. She contributes so much to the family and is thanked because of her help. Calpurnia is also a very selfless person and cares about her own family and the Finch family much more than herself.

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*I think Calpurnia really enjoys summer. The kids are out of the house which gives her time to relax and accomplish tasks. But also, she likes seeing Scout and Jem have fun exploring and being free. Calpurnia is always ready with lemonade for the kids and enjoys seeing them periodicallly over the day as opposed to during the school year, they would be gone for six hours at a time. 

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Depression Cooking: A Visit to Clara's Kitchen

Depression Cooking: A Visit to Clara's Kitchen | Calpurnia | Scoop.it
Depression cooking is a skill that we all should learn. Come in to Clara's kitchen to see how to eat well when food and money are scarce.
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This article is about cooking during the Great Depression and how to cook if an event similar to the Great Depression ever occured again. This article lines up with Calpurnia's interests because Calpurnia resorted to many of the recipies in the cookbook in the article. Many ingredients include beans, corn, various grains, ect. The cookbook found in the article has an array of creative ways to make a delicious meal consisting of cheap and simple ingredients. Calpurnia probably made many dishes similar to those in the cookbook. 

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*The grandmother in Max and Ruby plays a similar role to that of Calpurnia. The are both motherly figures for the children. Max and Ruby's  mother is not present, so Grandma is their mentor. Calpurnia is Scout and Jem's mentor, too, because their mother is gone. Both Grandma and Calpurnia teach the children important concepts and they give them lessons about life, school, and other knowledge.

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This cookbook is an object/toy that I believe Calpurnia would like. She could make new, exciting sweets for the Finch family that she could also enjoy herself! Also, with Calpurnia and Scout's relationship blossoming, it could be a fun activity for them to bake cupcakes, cookies, ect.

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Spongebob and Calpurnia have two very similar aspects in their lives:  occupation and prejudice. First, Spongebob is not liked by squidward. In a similar fashion, Calpurnia is unliked by many people in her town. Second, Spongebob is a cook at the Crusty Crab, and works there every day. Like Spongebob, Calpurnia works at the Finch houshold as their cook. 

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Hannah Montana - The Best Of Both Worlds

Music video by Hannah Montana performing The Best Of Both Worlds. (P) 2006 The copyright in this audiovisual recording is owned by Walt Disney Records under ...
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This song relates to Calpurnia because just as Hannah Montana lives a double life, Calpurnia does, too. When she goes to church and is with other black people, she talks like them, but when she is with white people, she talks in a similar way. Hannah Montana has a similar burden. On stage, Hannah Montana uses her alias. In her regular life at school and with friends, her name is Miley Stewart. It is a constant battle for both of them because they always need to change they're identities and live as two different people constantly. 

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