Write an essay relating values exhibited in both the fictional and historical trials, including moral courage. Use effective writing techniques and well-chosen details drawn from evidence gathered from the novel and primary sources and secondary documents accessed in the lesson activities.
Compare the societal values that are manifested in the Scottsboro Boys and the To Kill Mockingbird trials.
What do the public testimony and private thoughts expressed by participants during each trial convey about the culture of the American South in the 1930s?
Are there any differences in the ways the two trials depict the culture?
What evidence of individual moral courage surfaces in these trials?
Explain how and why such moral courage surfaces in spite of the social context of each trial.
Are there similarities or differences in how such moral courage is displayed in each trial?
Use observations about the characters, characters’ quotations, testimony, courtroom speeches, and primary and secondary sources to support your analysis.