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English: To Kill a Mockingbird Research: 11: Harper Lee

11: Task

Harper Lee’s Biography: How Her Life Connects to Story She Wrote

Directions: Use this note sheet to record your research findings on the following questions:

  • Provide a clear biographical profile of Harper Lee both as a person and as a writer. What are some myths about Harper Lee that exist but are not true?

  • How did her childhood and upbringing influence her writing of this novel? What major characters, elements of its setting, and plot emerge directly from real experiences in her childhood?

  • What connections did Harper Lee have to the Civil Rights movement? Was she trying to make some political and social statements with this book? If so, what were those statements? What impact has her book had on American culture?


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 organizerNote: Only one member of your group will need to make a copy of this. They will share their copy with all group members.

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