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This week in class, we’re reading "The Pit and the Pendulum" by Edgar Allan Poe.
In this classic example of Poe suspense, an unnamed narrator describes the torments endured as a prisoner of the Spanish Inquisition.
"How does fear drive action?", "How do people face death?", and "How does power corrupt?"
Ways to support your child:
- Ask your child about this short story at home:
- Watch the following clips with your child at home: