by The Taney County Republican 1905

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 "Shoe Factory Horror" by The Taney County Republican.

The newspaper article "Shoe Factory Horror," printed in The Taney County Republican, discusses the chaos caused by a boiler explosion at the R. B. Grover & Cc. shoe factory.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of America, Comedy & Tragedy, and Technology, Progress & Industry as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How has America changed over time?", "What are the costs and benefits of technology?", and "What can we learn from tragedy?"

Ways to support your child: