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by The National Archives

2016

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 "Black Soldiers in the Civil War" by The National Archives .

In the information text “Black Soldiers in the Civil War,” African American struggle for the right to fight as soldiers in the Civil War for their freedom.

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

"How has America changed over time?", "How does a person overcome adversity?", and "How are we changed by war?"

Ways to support your child: