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This week in class, we’re reading "The Last Class: The Story of a Little Alsatian" by Alphonse Daudet.
Alphonse Daudet (1840-1897) was a French writer. This story about the repercussions of war on culture takes place in Alsace after the Franco-Prussian war. In the tale, a young Alsatian boy is met with a surprising announcement when he arrives at his French class: French lessons have been forbidden, and only German may be taught in their region.
"How are we changed by war?", "Why do people resist change?", and "What is the importance of community?"
Ways to support your child:
- Ask your child about this short story at home:
- Watch the following clips with your child at home: