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In preparation for reading To Kill a Mockingbird, you will conduct research on one of the following topics:
- 1: Jim Crow Laws
- 2: The Ku Klux Klan
- 3: Lynching and Lynch Mobs
- 4: The Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression
- 5: The Dust Bowl
- 6: Herbert Hoover vs. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
- 7: Education of Blacks in the South after the Civil War and Prior to the 1950s
- 8: Capital Punishment/Death Penalty
- 9: The Scottsboro Case
- 10: Major Criminal Court Procedures and the Sixth Amendment
- 11: Harper Lee
After researching and taking detailed notes independently, you and your classmates with the same topic will collaborate to create a script and video that highlights your research findings. Plan out your video script using this script organizer.
Book: To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.
Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior - to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.
To Kill a Mockingbird Trailer