A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

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A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

Registration for this course has closed. If you are interested in taking Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird, registration is open our January offering. If you have questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Join us for our online course, Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird, which will help you bring a fresh approach to exploring of Harper Lee’s classic work with your students. Using our free accompanying resource, Teaching Mockingbird, you will learn how to incorporate historical context, literacy strategies, and moral development theory 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:

  • Understand how to use Facing History’s scope and sequence framework to teach To Kill a Mockingbird.

  • Be able to pair the novel with innovative strategies, historical context, primary sources, and informational texts.

  • Experience resources and discussions you can model in your own classroom that apply the themes of moral growth and decision-making to both the characters in the novel and students' own lives.


Who should take this course: 6-12th grade English language arts, humanities, US history, and world history teachers and curriculum specialists.

Cost: Free

Duration: 5 weeks. There is a new session each week. Sessions begin on Thursday and end on the following Wednesday.

Time Commitment: Approximately 3 hours per week

Pacing: Self-paced, asynchronous with facilitated discussions and a webinar

Certificate of Completion: Awarded upon successful completion of the course for 20 professional development hours

Graduate Credit: 3 graduate credits are available through the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and require an additional project and fees. For more information about graduate credit, please contact us at [email protected].

9.20.18 - 10.24.18

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