Parent Guide: Animal emotions stare us in the face — are our pets happy?

by Mirjam Guesgen

2017

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 "Animal emotions stare us in the face — are our pets happy?" by Mirjam Guesgen.

In the informational text “Animal emotions stare us in the face – are our pets happy?” Mirjam Guesgen discusses technology being developed to decipher animals’ facial expressions.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Education & Knowledge, Man vs. Nature, and Technology, Progress & Industry as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How do we view nature?", "What are the costs and benefits of technology?", and "How do we understand the world around us?"

Ways to support your child: