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Going to School in Rural America during the 1930s

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This article explains rural school life for children during the 1930s. Most children learned to read by reading from different novels, and sometimes multiple grades would be put in one room being taught by one teacher. In Scout's class, there are many kids older than her who have been held back and all the kids are being taught by only one teacher, Miss Caroline. Scout learned to read by reading with her father. When she went to school, her teacher had her read from the town's newspaper to see how well she could read. In the article it states that some kids wouldn't go to school each day. In Scout's class for example, Burris Ewell and the rest of the Ewell kids would only show up to the first day of school and then not show up the rest of the year. This article has information about how school was for Scout, and how school was not as important to people back then in the area Scout lives, as it is today to people today.

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Similarities such as coming of age can be seen between the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Scout. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles act no different than any regular teenager but they must be able to mature quickly so that the can defend the city they live in from evil. Scout is young and naive but just as the ninja turtles must mature, she must also in order to not be offended by what people say about Atticus and not get angry even if she is offended.

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SEGREGATE-JimCrowLaws.jpg (450x486 pixels)

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This image depicts the racism that Scout grew up with. Black and white people would be seperated in where they went to school, where they lived, and where they worked.The racism that Scout sees around her every day could influence the person she is when she becomes older and how she treats others.

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If— by Rudyard Kipling : The Poetry Foundation

If— by  Rudyard  Kipling  : The Poetry Foundation | Scout | Scoop.it
If you can keep your head when all about you / Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, / If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, / But make allowance for their doubting too;
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The poem "If" is about doing what you feel is right and not listening to the negativity around you. Scout must learn how to control her temper regardless of what those around her say. This poem describes characteristics that will be necessary for Scout to learn if she wants to make it through the Tom Robinson trial unscathed from the hate around her.

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Green Day Time of Your Life(Good Riddance) Lyrics

Lyrics of Green Day - Good Riddance (Time of Your Life). A great acoustic song to play and listen. 10,000 views - February 21, 2010 100,000 views - July 13, ...
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The song "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)", tells about learning from mistakes as you move on. In the song one line is, "It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time." As the Tom Robinson trial progresses, Scout won't be able to ask questions like why or how something happened, she will just have to learn on her own.

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"Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon" {lyrics} by Neil Diamond

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The song "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon" describes growing up from a child to an adult. The song has a coming of age theme just as "To Kill A Mockingbird" has with Scout. At the beginning of the book Scout is very naive and young but as the book progresses, she becomes more mature and independent.

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Tinsel Baton Twirler - Aura Fancy Dress Accessories

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Tinsel Baton Twirler, Clear plastic tubular baton, approx 498mm long with coloured tinsel inside and 280mm long multi-coloured tinsel strands attached a - fabulous range of fancy dress costumes, accessories, wigs, masks, hats for adults and children...
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Scout would enjoy to have a baton as a toy. She would enjoy it because she wants to twirl with the Maycomb County High School band when she is older. Scout would have to twirl sticks she found but with a real baton she could practice her hobby even more.

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File:"Colored" drinking fountain from mid-20th century with african-american drinking.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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"Colored" drinking fountain from mid-20th century with african-american drinking

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This image shows an African-American man having to drink from a "colored" fountain. Racism, like in this picture, plays a large role in Scout's life. During the time period Scout lives in, racism is everywhere and it can sometimes make her feel confused because she doesn't even know why some white people hate colored people so much. Racism plays a major role in the Tom Robinson trial which can affect the way Scout looks at other people as she grows older because of all the hate she is seeing around her.

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The movie "Bambi" has a similar coming of age theme as "To Kill A Mockingbird". In "Bambi", Bambi's mother dies during his first winter, leaving him alone. He must learn to fend for himself and mature without the help he used to have from his mother. In "To Kill A Mockingbird", Scout must learn to mature and grow with less help than she has previously had from Atticus. She must be able to control herself when people mock her family and she will have to accomplish that with little assistance.

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Charlotte's Web (Trophy Newbery): E. B. White, Garth Williams: 9780064400558: Amazon.com: Books

Charlotte's Web (Trophy Newbery)

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Charlotte's Web (Trophy Newbery) [E. B. White, Garth Williams] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Sixty years ago, on October 15, 1952, E.B. White's Charlotte's Web was published.
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In "To Kill A Mockingbird", Scout relies on those around her, such as Atticus, Jem, and Calpurnia, to help her when she is in need. In "Charlotte's Web", Wilbur relies on Fern and Charlotte to help him save his life. When Scout becomes angry at people for mocking Atticus, or any other member of her family, she needs Atticus to teach her and help her to control herself. Scout is very naive and young and requires help from others when she is in need and doesn't know what to do. Wilbur requires help to prevent him from being killed because the challenge is far too great for him to face alone.

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Having Fun – Family Life during the Great Depression

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The article states the importance of family during the 1930s. Scout and Jem spend lots of time playing together because that is all that they have. They don't have technology that we have today and they are not incredibly rich to go out and buy toys, so they make up games with what they have to play together.

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Growth - Poem by Ernest Dowson

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The poem "Growth" has a coming of age theme incoorporated in it. It is about growing from a child to an adult and missing the memories of your childhood. Scout is growing more and more mature through the story and leaving some things from when she was very young. When she was younger Scout would always agree with Jem, but she is starting to think for herself. Scout is becoming more independent and mature, but she does not like the cold truth of reality that she is learning from the Tom Robinson case and all the hate in the world.

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The Giver (Readers Circle (Laurel-Leaf)): Lois Lowry: 9780440237686: Amazon.com: Books

The Giver (Readers Circle (Laurel-Leaf))

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In "The Giver", Jonas matures from an innocent and naive child into a more mature and knowledgable adolescent. As Jonas recieves more memories from The Giver, he learns more about the world around him. At the beginning of "To Kill A Mockingbird", Scout is innocent and naive just like Jonas was, but over time she learns more about problems around her like racism and poverty, becoming more mature.

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George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham and His Brother Lord Francis Villiers - Dyck, Sir Anthony van - Baroque - Oil on canvas - Portrait - TerminArtors

George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham and His Brother Lord Francis Villiers - Dyck, Sir Anthony van - Baroque - Oil on canvas - Portrait - TerminArtors | Scout | Scoop.it
This painting titled George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham and His Brother Lord Francis Villiers was created by the Flemish artist Dyck, Sir Anthony van in the period of Baroque in the theme of Portrait using the technique of Oil on canvas.
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This painting depicts two young boys who are royal figures. This has a coming of age theme because even though the boys are very young they will have to be able to grow and mature quickly because of the responsibility they hold. Scout is just a child but just as these two boys must mature and grow, she must also mature and grow quickly. Scout must be able to handle any problems she faces during the Tom Robinson trial relying less on Atticus and Jem like she has always done and more on herself and her own abilities.

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