Teaching Mockingbird

Transform how you teach Harper Lee’s classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" with this multimedia collection.


Our study guide and lesson plans will help you use Mockingbird's setting as a springboard for engaging students in issues of justice, gender, and race. This collection also offers African American voices, which are absent from Mockingbird’s narration, so you can deepen student perspectives of this classic novel.

The underlying themes of this classic novel are just as relevant now as they were in the 1960s.

How can teaching To Kill a Mockingbird through a contemporary lens help students make connections between our history and our world today?

Incorporating multimedia and teaching strategies, our study guide will deepen your student’s thinking and help them to connect themes in the novel to issues that are still alive and important in their lives today. Download your free copy of Teaching Mockingbird today, and be sure to check out our new lessons that will help you to integrate Go Set a Watchman into your teaching of Mockingbird.

Learn how theTeaching Mockingbird guide aligns with Common Core Standards.

Teaching Mockingbird

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Use this resource to transform how you teach Harper Lee’s classic novel by integrating historical context, documents, and sources that reflect the African American voices absent from Mockingbird's narration.

Documentary-style videos and supporting classroom-ready activities will deepen your students analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird.

Using excerpts from both novels, discussion questions, and activities, these lessons will set the context for engaging with Lee's Go Set a Watchman. 

We support our core resources with ongoing training opportunities, both online and face-to-face. Check out what we have coming up for Mockingbird!

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Everything you need to get started teaching your students about racism, antisemitism and prejudice.