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 "Speech on Slavery" by Abraham Lincoln.
Abraham Lincoln was well known for his opposition to slavery, believing that it went against the core principles of the nation’s Founding Fathers. In this text, Lincoln contrasts slavery with its better counterpart, free labor, and aligns it with the necessity of equality in society.
"How has America changed over time?" and "What is fair?"
Ways to support your child:
- Ask your child about this speech at home:
- Watch Eric Foner Sets Us Straight On Lincoln and Slavery at home with your child.