by Elizabeth Blair

2011

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 "Cultural Common Ground Gets Harder To Come By" by Elizabeth Blair.

In this article from NPR's All Things Considered, Elizabeth Blair explores the changing scope of American culture. In an earlier time, Americans had fewer choices of what to watch or listen to on television. But now, in a world with infinite choices, some believe that finding common ground with one’s neighbor is becoming more and more difficult.

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

"How has America changed over time?" and "What is the importance of community?"

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