This The Legacy of To Kill a Mockingbird: Continuing Atticus’s Fight for Justice lesson plan also includes:
Tom Robinson was only one man in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, but he represents many people throughout history who have not found justice in the American justice system. Language arts students discuss the theme of social justice with a novel review activity that culminates in a final essay about how the book's setting affected the ill-fated trial of Tom Robinson.
- Use the lesson in a broad unit on social justice and improving one's community
- Have learners research additional examples of false imprisonment
- Lesson is designed to take place at the end of a novel unit
- Requires access to the Internet to view the introductory video
- Encourages class members to connect literature with their real lives
- Addresses the literary themes of To Kill a Mockingbird as well as word choice and language