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by H.G. Wells

1911

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 Cone" by H.G. Wells.

In “The Cone,” an ironworks manager leads his friend on an eerie tour of his company shortly after discovering a secret.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Death, Revenge & Betrayal, and Technology, Progress & Industry as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What are the costs and benefits of technology?", "How do people face death?", and "Is revenge ever justified?"

Ways to support your child: