Don't Kill Mockingbird: An Educator's Guide to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird in the 21st Century
College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Arts in English (MA)
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, classroom, education, teacher guide, curriculum
Arts and Humanities | Education
Allen, Rachel Mayes, "Don't Kill Mockingbird: An Educator's Guide to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird in the 21st Century" (2021). Masters Theses. 777.
While To Kill a Mockingbird is easy to misinterpret and difficult to read at times, today’s students are capable of appreciating the novel just as much as previous generations; we as teachers simply have to give them that chance. By grounding our students in the novel’s historical context, navigating controversies gracefully and rationally, and creating meaningful learning experiences around the novel, we can help our students see To Kill a Mockingbird for what it is.