by Celeste Headlee

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 "Behind The Native American Achievement Gap" by Celeste Headlee.

In “Behind the Native American Achievement Gap,” Celeste Headlee interviews Anton Treuer, a professor of Ojibwe History and Language, about the education of Native Americans.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of America, Education & Knowledge, Identity, 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?", "What is the goal of education?", and "Can you change your identity?"

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