by Antanas Kaztauskis 1904

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 "From Lithuania to the Chicago Stockyards" by Antanas Kaztauskis.

In this short memoir, a Lithuanian immigrant tells of his hopes, struggles, and successes throughout his experience coming to America.

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of America as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :

"How has America changed over time?"

Ways to support your child:

  • Ask your child about this memoir at home:
    • What was "From Lithuania to the Chicago Stockyards" about?
    • What did you learn about America?
  • Watch The Jungle: A View of Industrial America at home with your child.