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by President Franklin D. Roosevelt

1941

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 "'Day of Infamy' Speech" by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

On December 7, 1941 Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, a United States naval base in Hawaii, effectively drawing America into World War II. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States, delivered this speech to a Joint Session of Congress on December 8, 1941, the day after the attack.

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

"What makes America unique?" and "What does it mean to be brave?"

Ways to support your child: