Students often tell me that the trial of Tom Robinson is their favorite part of the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. After some significant character development up to the trial, they are always eager to find out what happens to Tom. These activities will help students keep track and apply the most important details of the trial.
Included in this bundle:
- Handout outlining the points of view of the trial: witnesses, lawyers, and closing statements
- Front Page Newspaper Project to apply character bias from the trial to a fictional newspaper assignment
- Peer editing handout for Front Page Newspaper Project
- Discussion questions for chapters 22-24 after the trial