Need a Lesson Plan on the Upcoming Inauguration? (7th-12th)

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PBS NewsHour offers a great lesson plan about the Presidential Inauguration. Here are the objectives of the lesson:

Students will: 

  1. Learn about the Constitutional provisions for the Presidential Inauguration.

  2. Learn the history of the Presidential Inauguration, including changes to the procedure and notable speeches.

  3. Work in small groups to analyze President Obama’s first inaugural address and to compare his ideas with the actions of his first term.

  4. Have an opportunity to predict the content of President Obama’s second inaugural address on January 21, 2013.

Fun Facts

There is also a PBS NewsHour supplement article that will inform students on the President’s Oath of Office, the Inaugural Address, and additional fun facts. 

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