This workshop 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, primary source analysis, historical understanding of 1930s Jim Crow Era, and standards-aligned strategies. This guide is designed to help teachers deepen students' comprehension of the novel and illuminate fundamental questions of human behavior and historical context.
In this seminar you will:
- Explore the roles of race, class and gender in the Jim Crow era south during 1930's.
- Engage with classroom-ready multimedia resources and learn how to build a customized unit that meets your curriculum objectives
- Discover new teaching strategies that help students interrogate text, think critically, and discuss controversial issues respectfully
- Receive a free copy of Facing History’s resource, Teaching Mockingbird
After this seminar you will:
- Receive coaching and support as you implement this in your classroom
- Become part of the Facing History Educator Network, with access to educator resources, including unit and lesson plans, study guides, and books & DVDs accessible through our free online lending library