Unit Overview 

This unit explores the theme of philanthropy in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Not only is philanthropy an underlying theme in this work, but promoting sensitivity along with philanthropy provides the students with a contrast for discussing prejudice and racism as major themes within the novel.

Service Experience 
The students will participate in peer mentoring with students in the high school who have mental impairments while building relationships with these students. As a culminating activity at the end of the school year, the students will accompany their peer to a local Special Olympics event.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Sensitive Side of Philanthropy (The)
Lesson 1 of 5
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

Students will be introduced to the term philanthropy and the concept of philanthropic acts as related to characters in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

Teacher's note: This lesson is intended for students who have read the book To Kill a Mockingbird.

Unit: 
Sensitive Side of Philanthropy (The)
Lesson 2 of 5
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

This lesson will further develop the definition of philanthropy as it relates to characters in To Kill a Mockingbird. This lesson will focus on differences in characters within the novel and the sensitivity, as seen in specific actions, which enables the characters to participate in philanthropic acts.