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by Mike Kubic

2016

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 Salem (and Other) Witch Hunts" by Mike Kubic.

In “The Salem (and Other) Witch Hunts,” Mike Kubic explores the Salem witch trials, and the various other prejudiced hunts that have occurred throughout history.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Fear & Paranoia, Prejudice & Discrimination, and Social Pressure as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How does fear drive action?", "What are the effects of following the crowd?", and "How does prejudice emerge?"

Ways to support your child: