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To Kill a Mockingbird

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Janet Worley

on 19 September 2015

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Transcript of To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird
Consider the overall thesis of this unit.
Art reflects the society from which it emerges.
As you read this novel, contemplate how Harper Lee challenges the values and behaviors of a society that is clearly broken.
Background Information
Meet the Author: Harper Lee
At the age of six she experienced an event that would forever change her world view.
Introductions and Foundations
"The only thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience." Atticus Finch
A powerful relationship...
Atticus and Scout
Table Talk Topic
Based on the video clip discuss the following two topics:

1. Identify 4 character qualities you believe Atticus has.

2. What did you see in the clip that caused you to pick those qualities?

Why is this relationship so important in the story?
Claim: Ruby Bates and Victoria Price accused 9 African Americans of rape.
The Scottsboro Trials
Letter to Ruby's Boyfriend
The boys were denied their 14th amendment rights, were found guilty of rape, and sentenced...to death...three different times.
May 27, 1937
Lessons Learned
Harper Lee challenges the values of society through Scout.
Table Talk:
1. What are the two lessons in these clips?
2.Based on the clips, what values does Harper Lee challenge?
Harper Lee was born April 12, 1926
Harper Lee's father was an attorney. Mr. Leibowitz was the attorney that defended the African Americans.
Jim Crow and
To Kill a Mockingbird
Prediction: What impact did the Jim Crow laws have on
To Kill a Mockingbird
"...I hope and pray I can get Jem and Scout through it without bitterness, and most of all without catching Maycomb's usual disease" (pg.88) Atticus Finch
Prediction: "What is Maycomb's usual disease?
Prediction: What unthinkable task does Scout accomplish in this clip?
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