After reading brief nonfiction passages about science, geography, or history topics, students answer multiple-choice and short-answer questions to build seven essential comprehension skills. The passages and activities have been correlated to the Common Core State Standards.
Reviewed By: Concerned AA mother (Bamberg, SC)
Hello. I am a concerned parent. An African American concerned parent. I have three AA children, two of which are in 3rd grade. My 8 year old daughter came home today with homework from this workbook on page 41. After helping her with a few questions, I saw #7....yes #7 is a big concern. It starts off "If you we're a slave...".After posting it on social media, people are not taking it well because of the wording. What AA would want to imagine being a slave??? Furthermore, the majority of my daughter's classmates are Caucasian. How can they answer a question like that if their ancestors have NEVER been enslaved??? I have never in my 29 years, ever read a question worded as such in grade school work. I am appalled by it. Please do something about that. I am also going to contact her school about it because that's not how I expect my children to learn about the history of their ancestors... by having to be questioned "If you were a slave..." THANK YOU!!!
A note from Teacher Created Resources:
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The author's intent was not to offend with this question; rather, it was to teach empathy about a sensitive topic in American history. We will take your comments under serious consideration.