Parent Guide > Conformity
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 "Conformity" by Charlotte Harrison.
The drive to conform to group norms is a powerful force in most people's lives. This informational text about conformity helps explain why people tend to match their beliefs and behaviors to those around them.
As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Social Pressure as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :
"What are the effects of following the crowd?"
Ways to support your child:
Ask your child about this informational text at home:
- What was "Conformity" about?
- What did you learn about Social Pressure?
- Watch Scene from Dead Poet's Society at home with your child.