Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
|To Kill a Mockingbird E-Notes Lesson Plan
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A collection of 108 photos, some of them historical and quite a few works of art depicting the times. A great resource for helping students visualize the times.
Captured: America in Color from 1939-1943
Color photographs of American life during the Depression.
The Courthouse Ring: Atticus Finch and the limits of Southern liberalism
How a Southerner Licked Intolerance
In this first-person (nonfiction) article from Coronet magazine, 1948, a man explains the forces that caused him to modify his racist views. Adobe Reader required for access.
I Would Say To Kill A Mockingbird Captured The Most Interesting Part Of Our Lives
Interview parody from The Onion.
Scottsboro: An American Tragedy
The lesson plans accompanying this PBS special emphasize reading and writing skills.
The Scottsboro Trials
The Scottsboro case provided the model for Tom Robinson in the novel. This site includes an overview, legal documents, transcripts of testimony, pictures, even an editorial cartoon and postcard from the time.
To Kill a Mockingbird Background
In this WebQuest students investigate "Jim Crow" laws from a variety of perspectives. Assessment included.
To Kill a Mockingbird: a Historical Perspective
Using online primary sources, students study the experience of African-Americans in the South during the Depression. This lesson uses materials from the American Memory collection of the Library of Congress and is designed for grades 6-12.
As part of a longer discussion of anticipation guides in general, this page offers an anticipation guide for To Kill a Mockingbird.
Developing a Photo-Lit Collage
Students use Web-based resources to create a collage of photos depicting the way they visualize scenes from the novel.
I Never Knew That!
For this assignment, writers will compose a letter to a parent or loved one, asking for a return letter that will reveal something they do not already know about that person. After reading their individual letters, the students will write a narrative, showing what they thought they knew about their subject and how the new information changes their perception of the parent. This lesson focuses on idea development and organization.
Mapping the Mockingbird
Students create maps of Maycomb based upon careful reading.
Mob's Voice vs. Hero's Voice
The writer will analyze and discuss the different perspectives of Atticus Finch and the lynch mob about the trial of Tom Robinson. The writer will then create two characters with opposing viewpoints. The final product will be a Poem for Two Voices in which the student shows the opposing views of the two characters they have created. This lesson focuses on voice and word choice.
Mr. Lettiere's To Kill a Mockingbird Page
Quizzes, paper and project ideas, and a wealth of related links.
Movie Speech from To Kill a Mockingbird
Atticus Finch delivers his closing argument at the trial of Tom Robinson. This clip is about 7 minutes long.
My Hero Project
Students contribute stories about people they admire. This would make a great postreading activity!