This novel, like its companion work, To Kill a Mockingbird, deals with issues of race and gender that may be difficult or triggering for some students. We encourage you to make use of resources for educators facilitating respectful and inclusive classrooms, such as the following resources from Facing History and Ourselves:
Discussing Sensitive Topics in the Classroom
Fostering a Reflective Classroom
The “Thought Questions” in this lesson plan provide material and ideas that students can use to write short, original essays. For the sake of improving the power of expression, teachers should encourage students to write on topics that have been discussed in class. At the same time that the...