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 "For Many Returning Vets, 'Moral Injury' Just As Difficult" by Rachel Martin (Host).
For a veteran returning home from Afghanistan or Iraq, the mental trauma of having killed someone can be just as devastating as physical injury. The Department of Veteran Affairs has called this problem “moral injury,” but some veterans think this phrase minimizes the horror of killing. In 2013, Timothy Kudo, a former Marine captain, wrote an opinion piece for The Washington Post about grappling with moral injury. In this text, he shares his experience with NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin
As we read, we will be discussing the theme of War & Peace as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :
"How are we changed by war?"
Ways to support your child:
- Ask your child about this interview at home:
- What was "For Many Returning Vets, 'Moral Injury' Just As Difficult" About
- What did you learn about?