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The Scottsboro Boys: The Inspiration Behind To Kill A Mockingbird Black History
I started teaching this unit as a way to introduce To Kill A Mockingbird to my students...but my kids were so into it (AND it hit on a ton of Common Core Standards...especially with informational text) that I now teach it every year. This easily works for either an ELA or Social Studies lesson. Incl
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To Kill a Mockingbird, Non-Fiction, Link Scottsboro Boys to Tom Robinson Trial
Once your class has finished Ch. 22 of Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, take a break from the story and use this 45-minute non-fiction lesson to draw compelling parallels between the conviction of Tom Robinson and the real-life injustice faced by the nine teens known as the “Scottsboro Boy
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Scottsboro Boys NonFiction Reading & Anticipatory Activity
This is a supplemental activity I use for real-life comparisons when I'm teaching To Kill a Mockingbird (but it can be used with any unit covering racism, civil rights, social justice, etc.). It includes an anticipatory activity that is very effective at getting students' attention and making them "
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The To Kill a Mockingbird and Scottsboro Boys Comparison
The To Kill a Mockingbird and Scottsboro Boys Comparison is great compilation of activities and with an optional research assignment to engage students in the classroom. Students begin class by watching a PBS video hyperlinked to the PowerPoint on the topic of the Scottsboro Boys Trial and how stamp
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Movie Questions for PBS documentary Scottsboro: An American Tragedy
This is a packet of thorough and thought-provoking questions that go along with the documentary about the Scottsboro Boys in the 1930s. I have used this as an opener for To Kill a Mockingbird, the kids really love the movie, but it is about a rape trial and provokes a lot of discussions on racism. B
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Background Reading for TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Emmett Till and the Scottsboro Boys
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As preparation for reading TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, I have students learn about the Jim Crow South by reading about two important cases: the Scottsboro Boys and Emmett Till. These lessons include reading passages from GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER by Chris Crowe. The corresponding activities are multipl
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INFOGRAPHICS FOCUS ON THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS TRIAL
INFOGRAPHICS FOCUS ON THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS TRIALUSE WITH ANY TEXT rubric & student examplesThis product focuses on the SCOTTSBORO BOYS Trial! The information is the same as my other Infographic unit on TpT but some of the examples are different. Click BELOW if you are interested in examples from
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The Scottsboro Trials PowerPoint
The story of the Scottsboro boys is frequently cited as an extreme example of miscarriage of justice at every level of the criminal justice system. Two major U.S. Supreme Court rulings resulted from this case: one upheld a defendant's right to effective counsel under due process; the other prohibi
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To Kill a Mockingbird Context Lesson: The Scottsboro Boys
A historical context Powerpoint lesson for the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" about The Scottsboro Boys trial, which inspired much of the story. Includes an article overview of the trial and historical events that surrounded it, critical analysis questions for students to answer, and a final group di

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Comparing To Kill A Mockingbird & Scottsboro Boys
Cross-disciplinary research/web based assignment to be completed by students who are familiar with To Kill A Mockingbird. Students will compare main events and ideas in the novel to real life historical events surrounding the arrest of the Scottsboro Boys, nine black teenagers that were accused of r
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High School African American History Reading - The Scottsboro Boys Cases
In this packet students read Supreme Court decisions regarding the Scottsboro Boys cases. In the first the Supreme Court asserts that the accused enjoy the right of legal representation regardless of their race. In the second opinion, the Court takes on the practices of not allowing African Americ
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American Experience: Scottsboro PBS Viewing Guide
To be used with the PBS video on The Scottsboro Trials. 24 questions to fill in while viewing. Contains extended writing prompts, as well.
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TKAM To Kill a Mockingbird Court Case Scottsboro Boys Trial Injustice
Students will study the court case from a reputable court source then will answer court case questions. This will help students to summarize and analyze.
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Harper Lee and Scottsboro Boys Background Activities and Quizzes
This packet contains a background PowerPoint presentation on Harper Lee (with a student note-taking worksheet and an accompanying quiz) and video notes for the PBS documentary "Scottsboro: An American Tragedy" (also with an accompanying quiz). These anticipatory activities will assure students are

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Informational Text: Scottsboro Boys (Civil Rights)
This informational text on the Scottsboro Boys is a great resource for any teacher covering the U.S. history, Civil Rights Movement, or simply trying to get students working with more informational text.*5 reading comprehension questions, with answer key, included.*MS Word for easy editing.*Great re
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To Kill a Mockingbird Scottsboro Boys
Objective: I can identify the central idea of informational article and begin to make connections to the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. [CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.2; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.1]Lesson comparing the trial of the Scottsboro Boys to TKAM. This information article has guided reading questions
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To Kill a Mockingbird: Scottsboro Boys Questions
This packet contains 33 comprehension questions, as well as comparison questions, and and essay, based on the article "The Scottsboro Boys: Injustice in Alabama" by Jay Bellamy (also attached).
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Scottsboro Trial Web Quest Connections to To Kill a Mockingbird
This web quest will take your students through the Scottsboro Trial and it's connections to Harper Lee's classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. It can be set up on a google doc or schoology so the students have the directions and integrated links right there on their device.
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The Scottsboro Boys Diary Entry
The Scottsboro Boys Diary Entry may be used as a writing exercise to accompany the PBS An American Experience Documentary "The Scottsboro Boys: An American Tragedy" or any lesson related to the topic. Enjoy!
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To Kill a Mockingbird--Scottsboro Trial
After reading Tom Robinson's trial in To Kill a Mockingbird, let your students be the lawyers by giving them real evidence from a case similar to Tom's. In this activity, students will analyze real evidence from the Scottsboro Trial in 1939 and create a closing argument similar to Atticus's famous s
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To Kill a Mockingbird Tie-In: Scottsboro: American Tragedy Questions
There is an amazing PBS program that I purchased called Scottsboro: An American Tragedy. I use it to show the students Harper Lee's likely inspiration for the novel. I created this handout of questions for the students to #1: focus and pay attention and 2: have something to study for the test.
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The Scottsboro Case 1931 Word Search
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To Kill a Mockingbird, FIVE WEEKS of Dynamic Lessons for Harper Lee’s Novel
Enjoy this MASSIVE bundle of beautifully designed materials that will take your class through FIVE FULL WEEKS OF LESSONS covering Harper Lee’s classic American novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Everything you’ll need is here; just add a class set of To Kill a Mockingbird novels and you’re good to go.Thi
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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD UNIT
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD UNIT PLAN: This huge unit for To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee has absolutely everything you need to teach the novel. With over 340 pages/slides of eye-catching PowerPoint Presentations, printable assignments, questions, vocabulary, video journals and interactive class activ

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