Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Internet Hunt
Directions: Click on the
links (underlined words) to go to a website. Find the answer to the question(s).
1. What kind of climate does the cotton plant require? Look it up.
Based on this information, could a cotton plant thrive in your yard? Explain.
2. What is the seed pod of the cotton plant called?
3. Mama talks about taking the cotton to Vicksburg to be ginned.
4. How are the seeds of the cotton plant used today?
5. Mama talks to Pa about spraying the cotton plants against insects.
6. Mama suggests to the other families that they not shop at Wallace's
Store. This is called a boycott.
7. Cassie, Little Man, Stacey, and T.J. attend a separate school from
the white students.
8. Ms. Taylor describes the white children's Jefferson Davis County School.
9. Describe the kind of black person Mildred D Taylor wanted to show in her book.
Do you think she met this goal?
10. The story is rich in great vocabulary words. Look these words up using an online distcionary or a paper one.
Then use each in a sentence.
Think and Respond:
What did the election of Barack Obama as President mean for the civil rights movement in the United States?
"Tisn't he who has stood and looked on,
that can tell you what slavery is
Extend your understanding:
* Common Experience writing activity | * Government - The Common Good
* Civil Rights - What are yours? activity | * Make a crossword puzzle based on the story's vocabulary (vocab list)
* Mystery Disk History Challenge | * Learn about some Outstanding African Americans.
* Emancipation Proclamations activity | * ReadWriteThink - Timeline generator | Timeline how tos
*Think about characters - Make a set of Character Trading Cards. - Planning sheet
* Watch - A Class Divided - compelling video
* StoryCorps: Reflecting on Democracy and Segregation listen to this story
* Extraordinary Women Activity | * Explore Born in Slavery @ the Library of Congress.
* Map worksheet - Estimate distance traveled on the underground railroad
* Examine the demographics of your legislature.
* Should Legislative District Apportionment decisions be made to give an advantage a subgroup?
The background image on this webpage is a demonstration plot of cotton plants growing at Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington.
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Created and published 4/2000 Cindy O'Hora, Educators may print a hunt, exactly as it appears, for use in a classroom setting.
FAQ updated 2/2023
Save a tree - use a digital answer format - Highlight the text. Copy it. Paste it in a word processing document. Save the document in your folder. Answer on the word processing document in a contrasting color (not yellow) or font (avoid fancy ones like , ). Save regularly.