Educators of grades 6-12 are invited to attend a three-day seminar “A New Approach to Teaching ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’” July 16-18 at Kean University in Union. This seminar introduces Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee,’s beloved novel. Sponsored by Facing History and Ourselves, it offers a unique approach that integrates multimedia, historical sources, and literacy strategies that deepen students’ understanding of the novel and illuminate fundamental questions of human behavior.

In this seminar you will:

  • Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies and classroom activities that reinforce historical and literacy skills.
  • Receive a free copy of Teaching Mockingbird.

After this seminar you will:

  • Receive coaching and support as you implement this unit in your classroom.
  • Become part of the Facing History Educator Network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including units and lesson plans, study guides, and online tools.
  • Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost.

Recommended for 6-12th grade English language arts, humanities, U.S. history, and world history teachers who are committed to implementing a four-week Facing History unit. Teachers of elective courses covering issues of human rights are also welcome.

The cost is $420. The registration deadline is July 8. For additional information please contact Renee Harleston at or 646-998-5840. You may visit the website here.

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