To Kill a Mockingbird: A Mysterious Flurry of Interest

Harper Lee’s tale of conflict in a small Alabama town is a perennial favorite with teachers. The Library’s lesson plan “To Kill a Mockingbird: A Historical Perspective”, which uses photos and oral histories from the Library’s collections, has always been fairly popular.

This lesson plan has always been fairly popular. But in the past month, something unusual has happened.

Remembering Armistice Day: “I Did My Bit for Democracy”

Ask your students, “What national holidays have Americans traditionally celebrated in November?” and most will likely respond, “Thanksgiving.” Some may also reply, “Veterans Day.” But I would venture to guess few students, if any, would answer, “Armistice Day.”