by President 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 "President Obama’s National Address to America’s Schoolchildren " by President Barack Obama.

In “President Obama’s National Address to America’s Schoolchildren,” President Obama discusses the importance of education and the responsibility of students to commit to their education.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Education & Knowledge and Resilience & Success as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How does a person overcome adversity?", "What is the goal of education?", and "Why do people succeed?"

Ways to support your child: