Reflection: Student Ownership Scottsboro Concludes - Section 2: Scottsboro Concludes


Overall, my students were highly interested in the documentary, and it is one I do recommend to teachers of this text.  It really adds an element of authenticity to the trial of Tom Robinson, and students are able to realize the blurring of fiction and fact to a powerful extent.  Many of my students came to class the day after viewing the conclusion of it and were still angry about the outcomes of the many trials of Scottsboro.

I love to present opportunities to my students that allow them to become more global thinkers, and adding the element of this documentary has the ability to do just that.

  The Documentary's Effects
  Student Ownership: The Documentary's Effects
Loading resource...

Scottsboro Concludes

Unit 12: To Kill A Mockingbird Part II
Lesson 6 of 8

Objective: SWBAT view the second half of a PBS documentary on the Scottsboro Trial and address a series of comprehension questions while viewing.

Big Idea: The history behind the fiction has a powerful effect on students.

  Print Lesson
Add this lesson to your favorites
screen shot 2014 05 04 at 7 35 18 am
Similar Lessons
Introduction To Informative/Explanatory Texts
8th Grade ELA » Informative/Explanatory Writing: Elements
Big Idea: Beep! Beep! Using the history of America's car culture to understand informative text writing.
Demarest, NJ
Environment: Suburban
Toby Murphy
What is the Difference Between Argument and Persuasion?
8th Grade ELA » Argument Writing
Big Idea: Isn't Argument a Bad Thing?

Environment: Suburban
Nicholas Gearing
Jack London Letter & Timeline
8th Grade ELA » Nature, Naturalism, and The Call of the Wild
Big Idea: London took the road less traveled -- is that road closed to us today?
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
Devon  O'Brien
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload