by Charla Bear

2008

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 Indian School a Far Cry from the Past" by Charla Bear.

In “American Indian School a Far Cry from the Past,” Charla Bear discusses how Native American boarding schools today, specifically Sherman Indian High School, differ from boarding schools of the past.

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

"How has America changed over time?", "What are the effects of prejudice?", and "What is the goal of education?"

Ways to support your child: