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by Diana Childress


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 "Lasting Contributions" by Diana Childress.

In the informational text, “Lasting Contributions,” Diana Childress discusses how enslaved Africans shaped culture in the Americas.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of America and Resilience & Success as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What makes America unique?" and "How does a person overcome adversity?"

Ways to support your child: