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. The registration fee and event fee for this online course have been waived thanks to generous funding from Facing History and Ourselves donors and partner organizations.
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. Requirements for professional development hours vary by state. It is the educator's responsibility to ensure that they are meeting the requirements of their state. If you are an educator based in New York, after taking this course you are eligible for 20 CTLE hours. Please contact Renee Harleston, [email protected]
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, check out our graduate credit guide.