Sensitive Side of Philanthropy (The)
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.
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.
This lesson will solidify the underlying theme of philanthropy in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird.
The purpose of this lesson is to explore prejudices and to find ways that philanthropy can promote tolerance and sensitivity toward others.