Teaching Mockingbird presents educators with the materials they need to transform how they teach Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird


Interweaving the historical context of Depression-era rural Southern life, and informed by Facing History’s pedagogical approach, this resource introduces layered perspectives and thoughtful strategies into the teaching of this classic novel. 

This resource integrates:

  • literary analysis 
  • multimedia resources about history and human behavior
  • innovative teaching strategies
  • activities that meet Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts classes



Teaching Mockingbird engages students in issues central to the novel, and their own lives, including race, class, gender, justice, and moral growth.