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by John Locke

1690

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 "Political Society" by John Locke.

In this document by British philosopher John Locke, Locke argues for individual sacrifice so that people can live peacefully in a political society. Locke's philosophical works heavily influenced American revolutionaries and the formation of democracy.

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

"Which is more important: freedom or security?" and "What is the importance of community?"

Ways to support your child: