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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 "Who Is Katherine Johnson?" by NASA.

Katherine Johnson was a trailblazing African American mathematician who worked for NASA during the Apollo space missions.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Education & Knowledge, Gender Roles, and Prejudice & Discrimination as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How do we define the roles of men and women?", "What are the effects of prejudice?", and "What is the goal of education?"

Ways to support your child: