Videos and Activities for the Classroom

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most commonly taught books in American schools. This complex novel can be the entry point for meaningful learning, but it demands a careful and intentional approach in the classroom. We describe the key principles behind our approach here.

Facing History has developed documentary-style videos and supporting classroom activities that you can use with your students to deepen their analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird. The lessons below provide historical context in order to better understand the setting and the perspectives of characters in the novel.

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