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by Charles-Louis de Secondat Montesquieu


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 Spirit of Laws" by Charles-Louis de Secondat Montesquieu.

In these excerpts from Montesquieu's political theory, the philosopher reflects on the origins of slavery and inequality using both logical reasoning and satire.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Justice, Freedom & Equality and Prejudice & Discrimination as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What is fair?" and "How does prejudice emerge?"

Ways to support your child: