To Kill a Mockingbird: A Historical Perspective
Students gain a sense of the living history that surrounds the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Through studying primary source materials from American Memory and other online resources, students of all backgrounds may better grasp how historical events and human forces have shaped relationships between black and white, and rich and poor cultures of our country.
This unit guides students on a journey through the Depression Era in the 1930s. Activities familiarize the students with Southern experiences through the study of the novel and African American experiences through the examination of primary sources.
Storytelling with StoryCorps
Introduces students to the history and mission of StoryCorps. Teaches basic skills in interviewing and storytelling. Includes a list of recommended recordings, organized by themes of relevance and interest to young people.