by Jessica McBirney 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 "Duck & Cover: School Drills During the Cold War" by Jessica McBirney.

This article describes the "Duck and Cover" drills and other efforts at nuclear attack preparedness made by the United States government during the Cold War period.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of America, Fear & Paranoia, 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 fear drive action?", and "How are we changed by war?"

Ways to support your child: