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by Peggy King Anderson

2002

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 Long March" by Peggy King Anderson.

In 1838, the Potawatomi Indians were forced to leave their homelands and move west on a long and difficult march. This informational text tells the story of one girl who was forced from her home.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of America, Honor & Courage, Identity, and Prejudice & Discrimination as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How has America changed over time?", "What does it mean to be brave?", "What makes you who you are?", and "What are the effects of prejudice?"

Ways to support your child: