Lesson Seed 10: Impact on the Home Front
President Roosevelt addressed the nation about the Normandy Invasion. Have students access these addresses at http://millercenter.virginia.edu in the Miller Center-Scripps Library and Multimedia Archive. Click on Franklin D. Roosevelt speeches, then access Fireside chats 29 and 30.
Have students read and analyze this address to understand the direct connection between the military efforts and the support of the citizens at home. The reading will show how FDR tried to caution the nation that the war would still be a long struggle and that many men would lose their lives.Franklin D. Roosevelt SpeechesFireside Chat 29
Fireside Chat 30