Introduction to Criminal Law (Flex Class): To Kill a Mockingbird (Novel Study)
Amy Lavin, J.D.
In this 8-week online course, students will learn about the basics of criminal law while reading and discussing the novel To Kill a Mockingbird.
US Grade 7 - 10
This flex course will focus on the basics of criminal law. Using examples from the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, students will explore all aspects of the criminal justice system in the United States. During the course, students will role play as important members of the criminal justice system: defendant, prosecutor, defense attorney, victims, witnesses, and jury. As a flex class, there will be no live lessons. Students will have access to lessons and videos on Nearpod that detail each topic...
Students will improve their understanding of the criminal justice system and will apply that knowledge to the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Students will also learn about the elements of literature--setting, point of view, characters, tone, conflict, plot, and theme--and apply that knowledge to the novel.
I have a Juris Doctor from the S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah; a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Phoenix; and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Brigham Young University. I taught high school English for eight years, and I currently teach ESL online. I am also a former prosecuting attorney, and I currently practice law in several different areas. I have taught Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird for eight years to 10th grade language arts students.
Homework OfferedIt is expected that students will be prepared for class by reading the weekly assigned chapters. Each student will need a copy of the book.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Since this is a class about criminal law, it may deal with behaviors that are violent or socially unacceptable. The teacher will be sensitive to these subjects and will avoid overt details and/or descriptions that are not age-appropriate. Additionally, the novel To Kill a Mockingbird includes situations dealing with racism, violence, rape, and alcoholism. Please make sure you are familiar with the book's content and are comfortable with your student discussing these situations prior to enrolling in this class.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Meet the teacher
Welcome! I'm very excited to be your teacher! I live in Idaho in the United States. I enjoy reading and writing young adult novels, traveling around the world with my family, and kayaking on the Snake River. I have a Juris Doctor from the S.J....
$10weekly or $80 for 8 weeks
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Completed by 16 learners
No live video meetings
1-12 learners per class