Parent Guide > The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
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 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire" by Mike Kubic.
In "The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire," Mike Kubic discusses one of the worst industrial disasters in U.S. history and the unsafe working conditions that caused it.
As we read, we will be discussing the themes of America, Comedy & Tragedy, and Social Change & Revolution as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :
"How has America changed over time?", "How do people create change?", and "What can we learn from tragedy?"
Ways to support your child:
Ask your child about this informational text at home:
- What was "The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire" About
- What did you learn about? About Comedy & Tragedy? About Social Change & Revolution?
- Watch the following clips with your child at home: