by Gwen Thompkins

2008

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 "‘Witch’ Burnings Haunt Kenyan Tribe" by Gwen Thompkins.

In the informational text “‘Witch’ Burnings Haunt Kenyan Tribe,” Gwen Thompkins discusses accusations of witchcraft in Africa, and the burning of 11 accused witches in 2008.

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

"How does fear drive action?" and "How does prejudice emerge?"

Ways to support your child: