To Kill A Mockingbird takes place in Alabama during the Depression era, the 1930's. The story represents the contrast of white and black families and cultures in the South.. Historically, all of this divide took place at a time when people were persecuted for their race, gender, religion, and education.
Choose a main character from the novel and write a letter in their place. The format will be a letter to an advice columnist, asking for help. "Dear Abby"...
Let "Dear Abby" know what your problems are. Include references from the historical context and themes of the novel (the Depression, problems with the judicial system, racial and social prejudice, etc.). Make sure to express the emotion that character is experiencing and use creativity to entice a true response from "Dear Abby."
After your letter is written, share it with a group of 3-4 other students. Together, choose one letter to provide advice to. Then using your knowledge of the novel and themes, your group will become the advice columnist that may help that character. Brainstorm and come up with a response letter from "Dear Abby" that will be shared with the class.