Is To Kill a Mockingbird Still Relevant Today?

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The 20th century was a tumultuous time in America, as reflected in several themes woven throughout Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. But are those messages applicable today? Check out a short video and accompanying materials to lead a discussion during a novel unit.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign discussion questions to small groups or literature circles
  • Bring in newspapers and online articles for learners to compare common themes to themes in the novel
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Pros

  • Includes background reading, teaching tips, and discussion questions
  • Poses an intriguing question that high schoolers will want to discuss
Cons

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