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 St. Petersburg Workmen's Petition to the Tsar, January 22, 1905" by George Gapon.
In “The St. Petersburg Workmen’s Petition to the Tsar, January 22, 1905,” George Gapon requests that Nicholas II grant certain rights and protection to citizens in Russia.
As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Fate & Free Will, Justice, Freedom & Equality, Power & Greed, and Social Change & Revolution as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :
"What is fair?", "How do people create change?", "How does power corrupt?", and "Can we control our fate?"
Ways to support your child:
- Ask your child about this historical document at home:
- What was "The St. Petersburg Workmen's Petition to the Tsar, January 22, 1905" About
- What did you learn about? About Justice, Freedom & Equality? About Power & Greed? About Social Change & Revolution?
- Watch the following clips with your child at home: