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by Ralph Waldo Emerson

1841

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 "Excerpt from "Self Reliance"" by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

In this excerpt, American author and philosopher Emerson expounds his Transcendentalist beliefs about individuality and nonconformity.

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

"Why do people succeed?", "What are the effects of following the crowd?", and "What makes you who you are?"

Ways to support your child: