Due to overwhelming interest, we have reached capacity. Registration for this course has closed. We will be offering this course again in early 2018.
Note: We are running this instance of the course as a Beta version, free of charge, as we test new features. We hope that you will provide us feedback to improve our courses going forward.
Even if you've been teaching this novel for years, Facing History’s online course, A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird, will help you bring a fresh approach to your class’s exploration of Harper Lee’s classic work. This course, and the free accompanying resource, Teaching Mockingbird, expand the focus of study beyond the purely literary. You will learn how to incorporate historical context, civics, and ethical reflection into your teaching in ways that deepen students’ understanding of the novel, enrich their knowledge of history, and illuminate fundamental questions of human behavior.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
Lead classroom activities that help students connect their own lives to the characters and history
Incorporate ethical reflection, historical context, and literacy strategies to engage your students in the novel
Integrate Facing History’s research-based pedagogical model to improve your students’ critical thinking skills
Be included in Facing History’s Educator Network with full access to Teaching Mockingbird primary sources, lesson plans, videos, and resources to enhance your Mockingbird unit: Learn more
Who should take this course: 6-12th-grade English language arts, humanities, U.S. history, and world history teachers
Duration: 5 weeks
Weekly Time Commiment: 2 - 3 hours
Pacing: Mostly self-paced with facilitated discussions and webinars
Certifcate of Completion: Yes
Questions? Email [email protected]