To Kill a Mockingbird, Part I

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Harper Lee’s 1961 Pulitzer prize-winning novel To Kill A Mockingbird gets the Crash Course treatment in two short videos. The first quickly summarizes the plot and the conventions of Southern Gothic Fiction before examining what the narrator contends is Lee’s view of gender relations in the "time and place of the novel."

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Concepts

Pros

  • The narrator models how to use specific evidence from the text to support an analysis
  • The video would work well after a study of the work and before a writing assignment in which individuals offer their own analysis of aspects of the novel
Cons

  • Preview the video to assure that the pace and commentary is appropriate for your classroom