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To Kill a Mockingbird Lesson Plan
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Teachers and educators: This lesson plan will help you guide your students through Harper Lee's classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. In addition to offering comprehensive analysis of Lee's characters, this lesson plan provides clear explorations of Lee's central themes, including prejudice, tolerance, ignorance, and knowledge. Examples of guided discussion and study questions from this lesson plan include the following:
- Scout said, " He ain't company, Cal, he's just a Cunningham." What did she mean by that and what was Cal's answer? Scout meant that Finches were better than Cunninghams, and for that reason she didn't have to treat Walter as company. Calpurnia told Scout that she should treat anyone who came to visit her home as "company" and show him every courtesy.
- Why didn't the Ewells have to go to school? If the truant officer enforced the laws for the Ewells, Mr. Ewell would probably be jailed. Without their father, wretched as he was, the children would be worse off than if they simply did not go to school. Because the Ewell children's home life was so unusual, the authorities bent the rules for them.
- Why do Dill and Jem want to give Boo Radley a note? What does Atticus say when he finds out about their plan? They want to invite him out to play with them; they think he might enjoy that. Atticus tells the boys to leave Arthur Radley alone, that if he wanted to be outside, he would. Atticus also tells them that the proper way to extend the invitation would be at the Radley front door instead of putting a note on a fishing pole and sticking that through the window.
- What brave thing does Atticus do in Chapter 10 of To Kill a Mockingbird? Why are Scout and Jem shocked? Atticus shoots a mad dog. They are shocked because until this day, they think of Atticus as having no real talents or anything to be proud of. He never touched a gun, to their knowledge, and he did not believe in fighting. Thus, they are very surprised to find out about "One-Shot Finch."
- How does Jem change? Jem is growing up. He is trying to make sense of things he sees, trying to be like Atticus, and trying to put behind him childish games and youthful pranks. Consequently, he is moody sometimes and occasionally seems to lord his authority over Scout. She resents his new "airs."
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