Students will describe the role that racism plays in self-betrayal and self-deception. They will reflect on how historic racist actions contributed  to racial discrimination and strife in American society.

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.

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.

In this lesson, learners view footage from the PBS documentary Eyes on the Prize on the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Learners discuss and answer questions on the process of desegregation in Little Rock, and the Core Democratic Values related to that process.

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