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by Jessica McBirney

2017

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 Chicano Movement" by Jessica McBirney.

In this informational text, Jessica McBirney explores how the Chicano Movement emerged in the 1960s to empower Mexican Americans and created lasting change in education, workers' rights, and politics.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of America, Prejudice & Discrimination, 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 are the effects of prejudice?", and "How do people create change?"

Ways to support your child: