Sheriff Heck Tate comes to Atticus's door with Maycomb men.
Atticus guards Tom Robinson at the jail.
Confrontation with Maycomb men, children diffuse the situation.
Atticus explains racial tension and the reasons for the confrontation over breakfast.
Build-up to the trial: children describe Mr. Dolphus Raymond. Trial begins.
Mr. Heck Tate is the first witness
Mr. Robert Ewell is the rude witness.
Resources to download
Please download and complete discussion question to the best of your ability. We will go over these questions in class.
Essential questions/focus points
How does using the word "them" relate to racism?
What is "mob mentality"? Would people react differently on their own?
Examine the Mob Scene
Circumstantial Evidence vs. Direct Evidence
Circumstantial evidence is indirect evidence-“facts offered as evidence from which other facts are inferred.” Direct evidence is “evidence of a witness who testifies to the truth of a fact.”
Make a list of all the circumstantial versus direct evidence presented in the case thus far. Then, based on that information, explain which lawyer is presenting a stronger case.