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by Jules Verne


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 "Excerpt from Five Weeks in a Balloon" by Jules Verne.

In this excerpt from Jules Verne’s novel Five Weeks in a Balloon, three passengers discuss the benefits of traveling by balloon.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Honor & Courage and Man vs. Nature as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"Who's in control: man or nature?", "What does it mean to be brave?", and "How do we view nature?"

Ways to support your child: