Lindsay Gutierrez

Lindsay Gutierrez is a 9th grade English and English Language Development teacher at Milpitas High School in Milpitas, CA.

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Four Ways to Bring Mockingbird into the Classroom

Posted by Lindsay Gutierrez on August 17, 2016

As a high school English teacher, my goal is to produce globally aware students who see the larger context of the curricula we are studying. Texts, such as Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, are valuable lenses to educate my students about what it means to be humane, active participants in their classroom and the world. Before attending Facing History’s Teaching Mockingbird seminar, I thought about how to approach the novel in a way that would encourage my pupils to explore the complexity of human behavior and decision-making. But I was also looking to be inspired about how to most effectively end my semester-long unit on Race and Membership using the novel. Now, I have a plethora of strategies to discuss the dilemmas that develop when conscience comes into conflict with societal rules of behavior.

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Topics: To Kill a Mockingbird, Professional Development

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