To Kill A Mockingbird: Historical Background

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Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother" and other images set the stage for a PowerPoint about the Great Depression. Whether used as background for Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, or as part of a historical study, the presentation would make a powerful addition to your curriculum library.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the presentation to launch a reading of To Kill A Mockingbird
Classroom Considerations

  • The presentation presumes that viewers have some understanding of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, Hoovervilles, and segregation
Pros

  • The presentation includes both images and text that establishes the context for the novel
Cons

  • Instructors would need to provide additional information about the contrast between the Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt