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The Book and the Author


  • Harper Lee Biography
    Harper Lee is best known for writing the Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller To Kill a Mockingbird (1960)—her one and only published novel.
  • Beyond the Page
    Investigate To Kill a Mockingbird beyond the page. Contains links to background information, allusions, etc. Organized to coincide with page numbers from the novel - enjoy!
  • The Setting - Maycomb, Alabama
    Learn more about Maycomb, Alabama - the fictional home town of the Finches and the setting of To Kill a Mockingbird.
  • Allusions - To Kill a Mockingbird
    Harper Lee uses a multitude of allusions throughout her novel. Historical figures and events, geographical locations, and literary references make up most of the list of allusions. Click on each link for further explanation and clarification.
  • Idioms - To Kill a Mockingbird
    This list of idioms provides explanations of various expressions and turns of phrase, many of which may be somewhat mysterious to the modern reader.

Teaching Mockingbird

  • Facing History - To Kill a Mockingbird
    To Kill a Mockingbird is a story of justice, judgment, and morality, as well as family, gender, and race. It is a story that prompts us to reflect on our own moral compass and our place in the community where we live. Facing History's Teaching Mockingbird study guide brings a fresh eye to the characters, the setting, and the themes that make this novel so enduring.

Submit Your Project HERE

  • Submit Project HERE
    Click on the link to submit your project. All projects are submitted with a URL. Please see Mrs. Penttila for help.

Presentation Day

Come to block class with your RUBRIC, SCRIPT, NOTE CARDS, and WORKS CITED list stapled with YOUR NAME on it - turn in as you arrive.


Historical Backdrop - To Kill a Mockingbird

To fully appreciate To Kill a Mockingbird, one must understand the time period in which it was written.  This historical context will provide you with a deeper understanding of what life would have been like for Scout, Jem, Atticus, and the other characters of this novel.


National Archives - Stories from the Great Depression

The National Archives Southeast Region presents stories from survivors of the Great Depression overlaid with powerful pictures from era.


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