Zeezok Publishing's Z-Guide to To Kill a Mockingbird is a great way to incorporate media into your study on the Great Depression.
This guide contains contains a topic overview movie synopsis and ten learning activities for an in-depth study of the film. Learn more about race relations in Alabama during the 1930s. Discuss race relations in To Kill a Mockingbird or sketch one of the courtroom scenes. Interview Atticus Finch or follow the secondary story line in the movie. Evaluate your own beliefs with the Worldview Activity probe the directors mind with The Filmmakers Art activity and get the entire family involved with the For Family Discussion section at the end of the guide. Choose those activities which best fit your students course objectives areas of interest or time schedule.
Movie Summary: Jean Louise Scout Finch and Jeremy Atticus Jem Finch live with their lawyer father Atticus in the fictional town of Macomb Alabama. With their visiting friend Dill Harris they spend their days playing and trying to solve the mystery of Boo Radley. As the Great Depression deepens a far greater problem overwhelms this sleepy Southern town. Mr. Ewell a poor white farmer accuses the negro Tom Robinson of molesting his daughter Mayella Ewell. At Judge Taylor's request Atticus Finch agrees to defend the accused but regrets that he cannot protect his children from all the ugly things in this world. Someone else however is watching out for his children-a most unlikely hero.
Topics: U.S. History Great Depression Race Relations Courtroom Procedures Consequences of Lying
Contains a printable pdf file of the complete study guide. It does not include the movie. This file is licensed to the original purchaser and is not to be resold. Permission is not granted for classroom district-wide school-wide system-wide or co-op use. (Movie sold separately.)
This Z-Guide is based on the movie To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). You can view a trailer for the movie below.