Freshman view To Kill A Mockingbird
On Wednesday, November 20th, members of the freshman class visited Lewis University's ... Theater to view a performance of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird. The students found the experience valuable and entertaining. As the English I-Upper College Prep classes read and evaluate Harper Lee's classic novel, they were presented with the opportunity to see it live.
"The idea of taking the students was presented last Spring by fellow English teacher, Mrs. Mackey, who also works with the Lewis Theater Department." Mr. Staley said. "We planned our To Kill A Mockingbird unit so that it coincided with the play."
To Kill A Mockingbird is one of the core novels for the freshman classes at Joliet Catholic Academy. It deals with the struggles of institutionalized racism in the south during the 1930's. When asked how this book can impact the students, Mr. Staley responded that "This novel gives us a great opportunity to speak about not only racism in the past, but about racism, prejudice, and discrimination in today's world."