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by President George Washington

1796

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: