by James Baldwin 1895

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 Story of Prometheus and Pandora's Box" by James Baldwin.

A retelling of the classic tales of Prometheus and Pandora's Box, which explores the themes of power and tyranny, disobedience, the cost of progress, and the human condition.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Justice, Freedom & Equality and Power & Greed as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What is fair?" and "How does power corrupt?"

Ways to support your child:

  • Ask your child about this myth at home:
    • What was "The Story of Prometheus and Pandora's Box" about?
    • What did you learn about Justice, Freedom & Equality?
    • What did you learn about Power & Greed?
  • Watch The Story of Prometheus at home with your child.