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.
"Who's in control: humanity or nature?" and "What is good and how do we know?"
Ways to support your child:
- Ask your child about this informational text at home:
- Watch I Am Alive: A History Channel Documentary of the 1972 Andes Plane Crash at home with your child.