by NPR Staff

2014

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 "Why Afghanistan's 'Underground Girls' Skirt Tradition to Live as Boys" by NPR Staff.

In this informational text, how young girls resist oppression in Afghanistan by dressing up as boys, also known as "bacha posh," is explored.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Identity, Men & Women, 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 "Can you change your identity?"

Ways to support your child: