Parent Guide > Freedom Summer
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 "Freedom Summer" by J. Patrick Lewis.
In J. Patrick Lewis's poem "Freedom Summer," James Chaney narrates the moment when he and two other volunteers were kidnapped and killed by the KKK.
"What are the effects of prejudice?" and "Why do people resist change?"
Ways to support your child:
Ask your child about this poem at home:
- What was "Freedom Summer" about?
- What did you learn about Prejudice & Discrimination?
- What did you learn about Social Change & Revolution?
- Watch the following clips with your child at home: