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by Henry David Thoreau


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 Walden: “The Ponds”" by Henry David Thoreau.

In “Excerpt from Walden: ‘The Ponds,’” Henry David Thoreau describes a scene in nature at Walden Pond.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Beauty & Happiness, Education & Knowledge, 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?", "How do we understand the world around us?", "How do we define beauty?", and "How do we view nature?"

Ways to support your child: