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by CommonLit Staff


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 "The 1972 Andes Flight Disaster" by CommonLit Staff.

In 1972, a plane carrying a Uruguayan rugby team crashed in the remote Andes mountains, forcing the young men to resort to dire measures to survive. Instead of resigning to starvation (and perhaps, listening to their superego), they chose to engage in cannibalism.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Human vs. Nature and Morality as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"Who's in control: humanity or nature?" and "What is good and how do we know?"

Ways to support your child: