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by Ruth Spencer Johnson

2008

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 "Standing Up by Sitting In" by Ruth Spencer Johnson.

In Ruth Spencer Johnson’s short drama “Standing Up by Sitting In,” a group of students protest segregation with a sit-in.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of America, Honor & Courage, and Social Change & Revolution as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How has America changed over time?", "What does it mean to be brave?", and "How do people create change?"

Ways to support your child: