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 Ambitious Guest" by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Based on a true event - the Wiley tragedy of Crawford Notch, New Hampshire - this Hawthorne story follows a young traveler with big dreams, who stops by a family cottage in a snowy mountain pass.
"How do people face death?" and "What can we learn from tragedy?"
Ways to support your child:
- Ask your child about this short story at home:
- Watch Had You Lived Then...America Around 1800 , Life in America at home with your child.