This week in class, we’re reading “We Wear the Mask” by Paul Laurence Dunbar.
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) was an influential African American poet, the son of freed slaves, and friend of Frederick Douglass. In “We Wear the Mask,” Dunbar introduces the idea of hiding behind a metaphorical mask.
As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Prejudice & Discrimination and Resilience & Success as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :
“What are the effects of prejudice?” and “How does a person overcome adversity?”
Ways to support your child:
- Ask your child about this skill lesson at home:
- What was “We Wear the Mask” about?
- What did you learn about? About Resilience & Success?