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by Martin Niemöller

1950

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 "First They Came…" by Martin Niemöller.

In this quotation, Martin Niemöller, a German anti-Nazi activist and Lutheran pastor, reflects on the consequences of staying silent and not protesting arrests made during World War II.

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

"What are the effects of following the crowd?" and "How are we changed by war?"

Ways to support your child: