by President Franklin D. Roosevelt

1933

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 Roosevelt’s First Fireside Chat" by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

In “President Roosevelt’s First Fireside Chat: The Banking Crisis,” President Roosevelt explains the banking crisis and the need for the government’s intervention over a radio-broadcast to American citizens. 

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

"How has America changed over time?", "How does fear drive action?", and "Why do people succeed?"

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