This seminar blends online and face-to-face learning. We will begin our online work July 27-August 5 and meet in person August 10-11. The online work is prerequisite for attending on August 10-11.
This seminar introduces Facing History’s newest resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education into ELA curricula through the exploration of themes such as identity, difference, race, justice, and how individuals and groups define their responsibilities toward one another. Our approach examines To Kill a Mockingbird through the lens of Facing History’s pedagogic model using Common Core-aligned teaching strategies, and provides historical context, multimedia, informational text, and primary sources that place the book in its broader context.