This workshop introduces 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 workshop you will:
- Explore primary source documents and multimedia resources that reflect the voices of those who lived in the South during the era of To Kill a Mockingbird
- Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce historical and literacy skills
- Receive a free copy of the Teaching Mockingbird
After this workshop, you will 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 multimedia.
Priority for this workshop will be given to upper middle and high school English, Social Studies, and Humanities teachers.
Scholarships are available for Chicago Public Schools educators to cover all but the $20 registration fee, payable upon acceptance. There is no cost for educators from Chicago Alliance Schools.
Illinois educators can earn 14 clock hours for full participation in this workshop.