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by Leigh Dekle


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 "Life in a Totalitarian Country" by Leigh Dekle .

The informational text “Life in a Totalitarian Country” helps students understand the characteristics of totalitarian nations.   

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

"Why do people follow the crowd?", "Which is more important: freedom or security?", and "How does power corrupt?"

Ways to support your child: