by Rupert Brooke 1914

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 Soldier" by Rupert Brooke.

In "The Soldier" (1914) by Rupert Brooke, a young English soldier reveals his dying wish - to be remembered and honored. Rupert Brooke's poetry is a reflection of the mood in England leading up to WWI. 

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

"How are we changed by war?" and "What does it mean to be brave?"

Ways to support your child:

  • Ask your child about this poem at home:
    • What was "The Soldier" about?
    • What did you learn about Honor & Courage?
    • What did you learn about War & Peace?
  • Watch Video: John Green's Crash Course on WWI at home with your child.