To Kill a Mockingbird Topics for Further Study
by Harper Lee

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Topics for Further Study

(Novels for Students)

  • Research the 1930s trials of the Scottsboro Boys and compare how the justice system worked in this case to the trial of Tom Robinson.
  • Explore the government programs of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "New Deal" and explain how some of the characters in To Kill a Mockingbird could have been helped by them.
  • Investigate the various groups involved in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s and compare their programs to the community supports found in Lee's imaginary town of Maycomb.