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by President George Washington


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 "Washington's Farewell Address" by President George Washington.

This a letter written by Washington (with the assistance of Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton) to the American people, announced his intent to decline a third term in office. It was never delivered orally, but printed in the papers.

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

"How has America changed over time?", "How does power corrupt?", and "How can we achieve peace?"

Ways to support your child: