by Henry Adams

1880

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 "Henry Adams’ Testimony Before Congress" by Henry Adams .

In “Henry Adams’ Testimony Before Congress,” a person who was freed from slavery discusses his experiences working as a sharecropper following the Civil War.  

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

"How has America changed over time?", "What is fair?", and "What are the effects of prejudice?"

Ways to support your child: