Al Capone Does My Shirts



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Webquest


Go to : http://www.alcatrazhistory.com/mainpg.htm
When you get to the site your first stop will be: ALCATRAZ: A Historical Narrative

Read about the history of Alcatraz.

1. Where is Alcatraz?

2. What was the island originally used for?
3. Why did the U.S. Army decide to use it as a prison?

4. Do you think prisoners tried to escape from Alcatraz? What would probably happen to someone who tried to escape after looking at the location of Alcatraz?



SECOND STOP!

Go to the MINI-PHOTO TOUR

Look at all of the pictures.

Choose four photos to describe and make a comment about.

Photo One:

Photo Two:

Photo Three:


Photo Four:



THIRD STOP!

FAMOUS INMATES: AL CAPONE

Read about Al (SCARFACE) CAPONE

  1. Who is Al Capone?



  1. What were some of the illegal activities he was involved in?



  1. Briefly describe the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.


  1. Why was he sent to Alcatraz?


  1. How would you describe his prison stays at Cook County Jail and Alcatraz?


6. Predict how the character Al Capone will be featured in the book, Al Capone Does My Shirts.

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