To Kill a Mockingbird: Study Guide

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Who was Harper Lee, and what led her to write one of the most celebrated novels of all time? Scholars learn about the author of To Kill a Mockingbird and read a summary of a dramatic production of the novel. They also discover the novel's historical context, reading about Jim Crow Laws and the Civil Rights movement. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide background information about the Great Depression 
  • Have pupils create an illustrated timeline of the Civil Rights movement 
Classroom Considerations

  • Designed for students attending a live performance, but is adaptable for classroom use if using the film as a substitute 
  • Expects familiarity with the novel To Kill a Mockingbird

  • Includes some engaging discussion questions that are applicable to both the play and the novel 
  • Provides a list of characters for learners to use as a helpful reference  

  • Contains some outdated information