Vous êtes sur la page 1sur 3

To Kill a Mockingbird

Tip of the Iceberg Gallery Walk

Overview: When people say, Thats just the tip of the iceberg, they mean that whatever theyre talking about is only the small, visible part of the much larger whole. This principle applies to icebergs, but also to people. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee suggests that most people are more complex than they seem at first glance. As Atticus tells Scout, "You never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them." One of Atticus strengths is seeing things from other peoples point of view; he avoids pinning people with simple labels and recognizes the depth of their characters. Like Harper Lee and Atticus, strong thinkers and writers acknowledge complexity, ambiguity, and nuance in people and ideas, and avoid oversimplifying issues and individuals. I want YOU to be one of those strong thinkers and writers. Directions: For your assigned character, create an iceberg poster which illustrates the characters surface appearance and reveals his/her hidden depths. You will display this poster for a class gallery walk. Your poster must answer these questions: What does this character seem like on the surface? What is the reality of this person underneath?

The Tip of the Iceberg Maycomb.


A label for the character which sums up that characters reputation in Concrete details (with page numbers) to support the label you have

A symbolic illustration representing the label. This illustration should be

based on the persons outward character, NOT on his/her physical appearance. The Hidden Body of the Iceberg

A topic sentence that describes the hidden, complex nature of your

character. Use a periodic sentence to incorporate the tip of the iceberg label as well as a description of his/her true nature (e.g. While most people see [name] as ..., s/he is truly). made in your topic sentence about the true nature of your character.

Concrete details (with page numbers) to support the assertions youve A symbolic illustration representing the characters hidden self. This
Iceberg Poster Planning Sheet Tip of the Iceberg
illustration should be based on the persons character, NOT on his/her physical appearance.


Visual Supporting Concrete Details

Under the Surface


Topic Sentence

Supporting Concrete Details

Post-Gallery Walk Questions: What barriers might prevent someone from seeing the hidden depths of a persons character? How does the information you saw in the gallery walk add to your understanding of the three essential questions? EQ1. How are prejudice and bias created? EQ2. How do people overcome prejudice and bias? EQ3. How is innocence lost, and what replaces it?