by Unknown 1973

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 "Joseph's Dreams from Genesis 37" by Unknown.

Genesis 37 is an Old-Testament passage that contains the story of Joseph and his dreams. Joseph is an important figure in the Hebrew tradition. In this passage he is the favorite of his father Jacob, and dreams that he was chosen by God to rule over many people, including his brothers. His brothers sell him into slavery and he ends up in Egypt. 

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

"What drives a person to betray?"

Ways to support your child:

  • Ask your child about this religious text at home:
    • What was "Joseph's Dreams from Genesis 37" about?
    • What did you learn about Revenge & Betrayal?
  • Watch The Book of Genesis Overview, Part 1 of 2 at home with your child.