by Karen Grigsby Bates 2015

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "A Child Of Slavery Who Taught A Generation" by Karen Grigsby Bates.

This article from National Public Radio reports on the life and success of Anna Julia Haywood Cooper, an American author, educator, prominent scholar, and one of the first black women to earn a doctoral degree in United States history.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Education & Knowledge and Resilience & Success as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What is the goal of education?" and "Why do people succeed?"

Ways to support your child:

  • Ask your child about this informational text at home:
    • What was "A Child Of Slavery Who Taught A Generation" about?
    • What did you learn about Education & Knowledge?
    • What did you learn about Resilience & Success?
  • Watch How Anna Julia Cooper shaped civil, women’s rights at home with your child.