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by Barack Obama

2009

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 "Barack Obama’s Nobel Lecture " by Barack Obama .

In “Barack Obama’s Nobel Lecture,” Obama accepts the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize and discusses the complicated relationship between war and peace.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Fate & Free Will, Justice, Freedom & Equality, Social Change & Revolution, and War & Peace as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How do people create change?", "Which is more important: freedom or security?", "Can we control our fate?", and "How can we achieve peace?"

Ways to support your child: