Videos for Teaching Mockingbird

Facing History's unique video collection includes insights from top scholars, the voices and memories of witnesses to history, and inspiring stories from teachers and students who wrestle with the complex questions of history in today's classrooms. The videos selected below provide historical background and thematic insights that will be useful for teaching To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Hey, Boo: James McBride and Rick Bragg Discuss the Rural, Southern Experience

James McBride and Rick Bragg read passages from To Kill a Mockingbird on how historical realities of Southern life affect the characters in the novel.

Hey, Boo: Reflections on the Masterpiece: To Kill a Mockingbird

Oprah Winfrey, Tom Brokaw, and others recall their memories and impressions from reading To Kill a Mockingbird for the first time.

Hey, Boo: Segregation and Civil Rights in To Kill a Mockingbird

Novelists and Southerners discuss Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and the bravery of the novel for addressing issues of segregation and racism in the South.

Hey, Boo: Students Share Their Impressions on To Kill a Mockingbird

Students consider the impact of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, and share the scenes that resonate most with them.


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