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by Senator Richard M. Nixon


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 "Senator Nixon's “Checkers” Speech" by Senator Richard M. Nixon.

In this speech, Vice Presidential candidate Richard Nixon masters rhetoric to defend charges of corruption in his campaign and to defend Dwight Eisenhower’s bid for the presidency.

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

"What is good and how do we know?" and "How does power corrupt?"

Ways to support your child: