To Kill a Mockingbird, like many literary works, includes both language and topics that require careful consideration from teachers and students.
Facing History’s program provides districts with flexible, scalable professional development and curricular implementation strategy. We work with districts large and small to develop a work plan that gets you results—in improved student engagement and achievement, teacher effectiveness, and school climate. (Visit our Outcomes section to review our evidence base.)
The documents compiled in this collection are suggested for use within the lessons on our Reconstruction era website. Here you will find primary source historical documents and images that can be used as handouts in your classroom. For additional primary source material, you can see our complete unit on this history, The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy.
Facing History and Ourselves has created a suite of resources for our educator audience that focuses on the letter exchange between George Washington and the Hebrew congregation of Newport, RI. Lesson plans, videos, and much more will help teachers bring a study of the letter exchange and the issues surrounding it into their classrooms.
The story told about urban education today is all-too-often bleak – soaring teacher dissatisfaction, low student engagement, high drop-out rates. But another story is unfolding, quietly playing out in urban schools, communities, and districts around the world. It is an uplifting story of educators, parents, researchers, policy makers, and organizations working together creatively to develop meaningful practices and real improvements that will make a difference in the lives of young people.