Setting in To Kill a Mockingbird

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Can you understand more about how a person acts by learning about how that person lives? An interactive resource explores the setting of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird with several slides discussing the location, social conditions, and time period of the fictional (but historically inspired) town of Maycomb, Alabama.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Compare and contrast the setting of To Kill a Mockingbird to another book set in the Great Depression, such as The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • Have learners write an analytical essay at the end of the unit based on the questions on the first page of the interactive resource
Classroom Considerations

  • Users need to have access to the Internet to explore the slides
  • Some slides require viewers to login in their accounts to view or save their work
Pros

  • Includes extensive vocabulary that pertains to the time and location setting of the novel
  • Provides several primary source images that help to place the reader in the scene
Cons

  • None