Parent Guide > FDR's First Inaugural Address
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This week in class, we’re reading "FDR's First Inaugural Address" by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
When Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected President of the United States, the country was in the grips of the Great Depression. At his inauguration on March 4, 1933, he delivered this famous speech in which he addresses the growing fear that plagued a nation in crisis — "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Fear & Paranoia as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :
"How does fear drive action?"
Ways to support your child:
Ask your child about this speech at home:
- What was "FDR's First Inaugural Address" about?
- What did you learn about Fear & Paranoia?
- Watch Footage of FDR's First Inauguration in 1933 at home with your child.