To Kill a Mockingbird: A Historical Perspective

To Kill A Mockingbird play

Overview

Through study of literature and and analysis of relevant primary sources, students of all backgrounds better grasp how historical events and human forces have shaped relationships between black and white, and rich and poor cultures of the United States. After, students may consider whether there are people in their community with an historical perspective on social attitudes and behaviors regarding prejudice and invite them to take part in an oral history interview conducted in front of the class.

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Grade

High School, Middle School

Subjects

Civics, English Language Arts

Length

600-800 minutes

Topics

compassion, empathy, equity, justice, literature, mobs, oral histories, perspective, point of view, prejudice, racism, social justice, tolerance

Author

Teaching with the Library of Congress

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