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by Thomas Jefferson

1786

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 "Act for Establishing Religious Freedom" by Thomas Jefferson.

Thomas Jefferson drafted this bill in 1779, and James Madison saw to it that the Virginia legislature passed it in 1786. In it, Jefferson makes an argument for religious freedom in the United States.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of America and War & Peace as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What makes America unique?" and "How can we achieve peace?"

Ways to support your child: