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To Kill a Mockingbird AP Teaching Unit

To Kill a Mockingbird AP Teaching Unit

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  • identify the characteristics of the Southern woman in the early twentieth century.
  • analyze the character growth exhibited by both Scout and Jem.
  • discuss the relationship of Atticus with his children.
  • explain Harper Lee’s themes of racism, loss of innocence, and deceptive appearances.
  • compare and contrast traditional Southern social attitudes and Atticus’ attitude toward other people.
  • discuss Harper Lee’s use of first-person narrative and its implication on the reader’s understanding of the story.
  • explain the role of Boo Radley as an absent character (one that the reader does not see).
  • analyze Atticus’s character as a representation of justice and equality.
  • describe the impact of social class on characters’ attitudes and actions.
  • explain Harper Lee’s use of humor, suspense, and allusions as literary techniques.
  • identify and define the literary devices that Harper Lee uses, such as similes, metaphors, and idioms.

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