A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

June 8, 2017
Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

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A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird


Registration for this event is now CLOSED.

Due to a generous grant, we are pleased to be able to waive the $300 course fee. Space is limited. Preference will be given to educators who plan to implement Facing History's approach in the classroom.

This online course introduces Facing History’s newest resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education into ELA curricula through the exploration of themes such as identity, difference, race, justice, and how individuals and communities define their responsibilities toward other members of their communities. Our approach examines To Kill a Mockingbird through the lens of Facing History’s pedagogic model using Common Core-aligned teaching strategies, and provides historical context, multimedia resources, informational text, and primary sources to place the book in its broader context.

In this online course you will:

  • Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies and classroom activities that reinforce historical and literacy skills
  • Receive a free copy of Facing History’s newest resource, Teaching Mockingbird

Our online courses will help educators develop strategies for creating engaging, interdisciplinary lessons that align with the Common Core State Standards. After taking this online course you will:

  • Receive coaching and support as you implement a unit in your classroom
  • Become part of the Facing History Educator Network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including downloadable unit and lesson plans, study guides, and online tools
  • Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost (for educators in North America)

Course participation consists of about four hours of asynchronous time per week. Sessions open on Thursday, and end on Wednesday evening. We also have two live one hour webinars, connecting us through the phone and online. Please mark your calendars for the following webinars as we hope you can join us.

  • Our first webinar is an orientation to the course and will be held June 8th at 7PM EST.
  • Our second and final webinar is a reunion to the course that will be held July 26th at 7 PM EST

Online courses can be taken for graduate school credits. Email Facing History Online Learning for details.

This course is recommended for 6-12th-grade English language arts, humanities, U.S. history, and world history teachers who are committed to implementing a four-week (or more) Facing History unit. Teachers of elective courses covering issues of human rights are also welcome.

June 8, 2017 - July 12, 2017

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