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by Mark Cartwright

2013

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 "Aztec Sacrifice " by Mark Cartwright.

The informational text “Aztec Sacrifice” discusses the origins of human sacrifice in Mesoamerican culture, as well as the variety of reasons and methods sacrifices were made.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Death, Honor & Courage, Justice, Freedom & Equality, and Morality as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What is fair?", "How do people face death?", "Why do people do bad things?", and "What makes a hero?"

Ways to support your child: