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by Doug MacGowan

2011

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 Dancing Plague of 1518" by Doug MacGowan.

In “The Dancing Plague of 1518,” the informational text explores the medieval case of sudden, violent dancing in a small French village.

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Social Pressure as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :

"Why do people follow the crowd?"

Ways to support your child: