This seminar introduces Facing History's 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:
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.
The Asilomar English Conference is based on sustained group discussions following the teachers-teaching-teachers collaborative learning philosophy. The emphasis is on good conversation and the pursuit of intellectual interests. Participants select one group to remain with for the entire weekend.
Please register with Curriculum Study Commision. No registration or fees are processed through Facing History.