Emmett Till: Till was a 14-year-old African American boy who was murdered in Mississippi in 1955 for flirting with a white woman. His mother insisted on an open casket to publicly show the brutality of the murder. His case received great attention and was symbolic of the racial tensions of that era.

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Courage in Part One: To Kill A Mockingbird
Courage in Part One: To Kill A Mockingbird

Targeted for 9th and 10th graders, this literacy informational module uses Template Task 12 to focus on the definition of “courage” in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Many characters in the story display courage and as the novel progresses, these acts of courage increase in significance and scope. As they read, students generate a definition of “courage” as seen through the eyes of Harper Lee. Students also draw conclusions about Harper Lee's views on courage based upon the novel’s characters and events.

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