Our curriculum guide for Just Mercy, and the film itself, pairs well with Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, Bryan Stevenson’s memoir which inspired the film. Additionally, some educators pair this film and our curriculum guide or the Student Learning Guide with To Kill A Mockingbird.
Just Mercy Curriculum Guide & Student Learning Guide
Lesson 1: The “Nadir of Black History” (U.S. History)
Lesson 2: The Case of Walter McMillian (Film Literacy, English Language Arts)
Lesson 3: A Long Path to Justice (U.S. History, U.S. Government)
Lesson 4: Wrongful Convictions in Our Justice System (U.S. Government, Civics)
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This curriculum guide connects to the following United Nations SDGs. Learn more about teaching with SDGs: https://en.unesco.org/themes/education/sdgs/material.
Finally, our curriculum guide for Just Mercy is one of six resources highlighted in our article: Teaching with Primary Sources Through Film. Check out the article and amplify student learning with primary sources and film: https://journeysinfilm.org/articles/teaching-with-primary-sources-through-film/.