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by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

1884

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 "An Obstacle" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

In Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s poem “An Obstacle,” she urges us to remain strong when facing everyday obstacles. Gilman was writing as a feminist during a time when it was not socially acceptable to identify as such.

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

"How do we define the roles of men and women?" and "How does a person overcome adversity?"

Ways to support your child: