Teaching Guide: Exploring To Kill a Mockingbird

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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, considered by many to be a seminal piece of American literature, contains many complex literary themes that carry through United States history. Use a series of discussion questions and classroom activities to talk about the Great Depression, racism in the rural South, and the Scottsboro trial as they relate to To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use discussion questions as essay prompts for the end of a novel unit
  • Create an interdisciplinary lesson between history and language arts
Classroom Considerations

  • Print the guide by selecting the button at the bottom of the page
  • Have images available for student review either online or in printed form

  • Primary source images and articles are available via links within the teacher's guide
  • Connects elements of the novel to relevant events in American history

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