This seminar introduces Facing History's new resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel. We offer a unique approach that integrates multimedia, historical sources, and Common Core-aligned strategies that deepen students' understanding of the novel and illuminate fundamental questions of human behavior.
In this seminar you will:
Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies and classroom activities that reinforce historical and literacy skills
Receive a free copy of Teaching Mockingbird
After this seminar you will:
Receive coaching and support as you implement this 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
Recommended for 6-12th grade English language arts, humanities, U.S. history, and world history teachers who are committed to implementing a four-week Facing History unit. Teachers of elective courses covering issues of human rights are also welcome.
Space is limited; registration does not guarantee admission. You may be contacted by a Facing History staff member to discuss your application. Scholarships are available.
CTLE hours available for New York State teachers