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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 "Total Control in North Korea" by Jessica McBirney.

This article describes life in North Korea under totalitarian government rule. In North Korea, the government has total control over the economy, the military, education, and people’s access to information—and it punishes those who try to change the status quo.

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

"Why do people follow the crowd?", "How does power corrupt?", and "Why do people resist change?"

Ways to support your child: