Parent Guide > 'Why Sit Here and Die' Speech
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This week in class, we’re reading "'Why Sit Here and Die' Speech" by Maria W. Stewart.
In Maria W. Stewart's "'Why Sit Here and Die' Speech," she addresses the New England Anti-Slavery Society, discussing the experiences and rights of African Americans.
As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Gender Roles, Prejudice & Discrimination, and Resilience & Success 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 "How does a person overcome adversity?"
Ways to support your child:
Ask your child about this informational text at home:
- What was "'Why Sit Here and Die' Speech" About
- What did you learn about? About Prejudice & Discrimination? About Resilience & Success?
- Watch the following clips with your child at home: