Friday, April 3, 2009

To Kill A Mockingbird Project

Welcome to The To Kill A Mockingbird Project!
Project Mockingbird is a collaborative literary experience designed to create an engaged community of learners who socially negotiate the themes and insights evoked by Lee's classic novel.

Educational materials were developed and written by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Essential Questions
  1. How does To Kill A Mockingbird frame issues of courage and cowardice against the backdrop of the American South in the 1930s?
  2. How can citizens, particularly ourselves, break through barriers of prejudice to promote tolerance?
  3. What makes a good work of historical fiction?
  4. Why is Harper Lee's theme of social injustice still relevant today and, in particular, in your community?
  5. What does it mean to be an individual in society? Does society force its citizens to take unpopular, but moral, stances in order to promote change?
  6. What does it mean to "come of age"?

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