Practicum in Learning Theory

The following documents are part of an interactive unit study of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird. Students will utilize a website created specifically for this unit, and will access and complete materials daily, as they progress through the novel. Almost all of the reading is to be completed outside of class to allow for in-depth discussions that are student-directed, with the teacher simply serving as a facilitator during class time. This unit also allows for both collaborative and independent work and even incorporates the flipped classroom model for specific lessons. The intent of this unit design is to empower the students and motivate them to take ownership of their learning through the use of technology (cited in Roach, 2010). The essential question that will drive the unit is: Does the American law guarantee justice for all? To answer this question, students will closely evaluate the trial of Tom Robinson in the novel, along with real-life racial trials such as George Zimmerman vs. Trayvon Martin, Darren Wilson vs. Michael Brown, and Daniel Pantaleo vs. Eric Garner. At the end of the unit, students will draw their own conclusions about justice and today’s society. 




Backward Design


Technology Standards


Elevator Speech

Final Proposal

Lesson Plan (UBD)

Flowchart (site layout)

Rubric Review

Beta Test 1

Beta Test 2

Beta Test 3

Beta Results Response

Buddy Check 1

Buddy Check 2

Buddy Check 3


Final Site