by President Bill Clinton

1998

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 "President Clinton’s Remarks in Kigali on the Rwandan Genocide" by President Bill Clinton.

In this 1998 speech, President Bill Clinton addresses leaders and citizens of Rwanda about the 1994 genocide and its aftermath, as well as the actions that must be taken to restore Rwanda.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Comedy & Tragedy, Morality, and Prejudice & Discrimination as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What are the effects of prejudice?", "What can we learn from tragedy?", and "Why do people do bad things?"

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