An Introduction to To Kill a Mockingbird (view)

Units included with this Open Author resource:

Official Movie Trailer
Jim Crow/ Scottsboro Boys Trial Webquest


This resource will help students prepare to read Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. The Official Movie Trailer with questions helps the students to preview the novel itself, while the webquest introduces students to the time period of the novel. Understanding the racial tensions of the time period are crucial to understanding the conflicts of the novel, so students will learn about time-period trials and conflicts that were prevalent especially in the south.