by Jessica McBirney 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 Voting Rights Act of 1965" by Jessica McBirney.

The impetus for and impact of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 are discussed in this informational text.

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

"How has America changed over time?", "What is fair?", and "How do people create change?"

Ways to support your child: