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by Ari Shapiro

2012

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 "American Dream Faces Harsh New Reality" by Ari Shapiro.

This article from three years after the economic recession reports on the American Dream and the dwindling faith in it.

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of America as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :

"How has America changed over time?"

Ways to support your child: