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Webquest #1

Of Mice and Men


Directions: Using the class Weebly webite and appropriate links visit the assigned websites and gather the
necessary information; make sure you read and think about the information as you complete the graphic
organizer.
Part I: Women of the Century:
In the 1930s
1. The Dust Bowl begins in the ________________and ________________the year is ___________.
2. By ________________the Great ________________ has left _____ million people out of work in the United States.
Women are discouraged from ________________ from men.
In the 1940s
3. The Womens Army Corps (WAC) and Women ________________ ________________ (WAVES) are established.
Congress authorizes women to serve in the ________________; the year is ________________; the year is
________________.
4. The ________________ is established in the year ________________. ________________ is appointed as a
________________.
5. Known as ________________ the ________________, this popular figure is part of a
________________________________ to bring women into the ________________ during the ________________.
6. Between the 1930s and 1940s how does the perspective of women in the workplace change?
In the 1930s women were ___________________ in the workplace. In the 1940s ________________________________.
The difference between the two perspectives was
________________________________________________________________________________.
In the 1950s
7. In ________________, ________________ refuses to give up her seat on the bus, sparking the ________________
bus boycott.
8. In ________________ vs. ________________, the ________________________________ declares ________________ in
schools is ________________.
In the 1960s
9. Congress passes the ________________ Act, the first ________________ prohibiting
________________________________; the year is ________________.
10. The ________________________________ Act is passed, banning ________________ on the basis of color, race,
national origin, religion or sex.
11. Why is the Equal Pay Act important to womens rights? ________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________.
12. Why do you think it was necessary to pass the Civil Rights Act (laws that affected the entire country)?
_______________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
13. Who are two important civil rights individuals?
_______________________________________________________________________________________
In the 1970s
14. From 1970 to 1979, the number of women enrolled in ________________ increases ________________ percent.
By ________________, for the first time in history, more ________________ than ________________ enter
________________ in the United States.
15. Little ________________ is opened to ________________.
16. Why is it important that Little League was opened to girls?______________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________.

In the 1980s
17. ________________ becomes the first woman in ________________.
18. Geraldine Ferraro becomes the first woman ________________ nominated by a major ________________ party
to run for ________________ of the US.
19. In the 1980s, ________________ becomes the first woman in space why do you think it took 20 years for a
woman to go into space? ________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________.
In the 1990s
20. What holiday is begun in 1993? ________________________________________________________
21. The ________________________________ is created. My favorite thing about the ________________ is
____________________________________________________________________.
22. Why do you think a day to take your kids to work was created?
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
Part II: African Americans
1. The Great Depression affected African Americans ______________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
2. What challenges did they face in the North and in the South? ___________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________.

3. Look up the word lynching and write the definition.


4. Executive Order 8802 allows

_____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________.
Scottsboro Boys PBS
5. The Scottsboro Boys are ___________________________________________________________________
who were falsely accused of ___________________________________________________________________________
The names of the women were ____________________________________________________________________________.
6. A fight broke out between ____________________________________________________________________________;
Two factors involved in the men being charged with rape are a) the women were afraid of _______________
____________________________________________________________________________ and b) the judge was biased
because the black men had ____________________________________________________________________________
the white men off the train.
7. A jury found all 9 of the men ______________________ and sentenced them to ______________________ except
for the youngest who was _______ years old.
8. In reading chapter 4 and about the Scottsboro trial, what connection can you make about white women
and black men? ______________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________.
Part III: Intellectual Disability
Summarize every paragraph into a sentence that shows you understand what is explained.
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What causes intellectual disabilities?
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What happens at school?
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