Social Issues

Dear Parents,

We have been reading and discussing about social issues in our room. Once social issue, racism, has been a hot topic, especially because of one our read-alouds about Ruby Bridges. We are watching the Disney movie, Ruby Bridges, to continue to help us study social issues and learn more about Ruby Bridges life. We have done a lot of research about what life was like for Ruby and the struggles she went through (and other people) during this time in history. This is a great opportunity for you to talk with your children about what life was like for Ruby as well as the social issues surrounding her. This is also a great way to talk about other social issues that are going on around your children.

Here are a few others we have talked about:

-bullying

-ageism

-poverty

-fitting in

-abandonment

-illness

-death/loss

-homelessness

-animal cruelty

-crime/violence

Sincerely,

Miss Zawatski

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