TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD: Archaeology Stations (Distance Learning)
A unique approach to a classic text.
CONTENTS: You will receive a link to 20+ digital Google Slides (5 Week Unit Plan) with additional customizable pages and image assets, a detailed answer key, and a weekly agenda guide with recommendations. Students can type directly on the slides and hit submit when finished (if you have made a copy for each of them in Google Classroom). The only additional item they will need is the book. The version I have used is the Hachette Book Group publication. I have included page numbers with my quote citations in the answer key for ease of use.
This is a great unit for distance learning and can be taught using small groups or independent work. These slides can easily be printed for classroom use as well. Simply delete the words "type here" and print away.
OBJECTIVE: This Unit Plan aims to explore, excavate and uncover stereotypes made about four main characters in To Kill a Mockingbird: Boo Radley, Scout Finch, Atticus Finch and Tom Robinson. For the sake of an efficient unit timeline this unit focuses on only four main characters. Of course, if time permits, please use this model to track stereotypes made about other characters in the story as well… Ms. Maudie, Calpurnia, Miss Caroline, The Ewell’s, The Cunningham’s, etc.
Just as in a real archaeological dig when remains of the past are unearthed in order to learn a truth, this unit will dissect the deeply ingrained stereotypes embedded throughout the text in order to uncover the roots of racism and expose its spineless skeleton. Educating ourselves about the origin of an issue helps us to learn how it evolved. From there we can effect change in the future.
Works Cited: Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. Grand Central Publishing, NY. 1960.