by Alexis de Tocqueville 1835

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 "Excerpt from Democracy in America: Why Americans Are So Restless" by Alexis de Tocqueville.

In this excerpt from Democracy in America, Tocqueville breaks down how democracy functions in America and the effects equality have on Americans' happiness and sense of success.

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

"Does money buy happiness?", "What makes America unique?", and "How can we achieve happiness?"

Ways to support your child: