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Inauguration Resources 2013

Recommended for Seventh Grade to Teacher

Resources for the Presidential Inauguration

January 21, 2013

           PBS Presidential Inauguration Resources  
                                
                                                                                                                                                                  

The Obama Re-Inauguration: Traditions Old and New

Every four years, the United States celebrates a peaceful transfer of power with a solemn oath of office on the steps of the Capitol, a big parade and a night of dancing and formal balls. For his second inauguration President Barack Obama has chosen a civil rights leader, a Cuban-American poet, Beyoncé and “American Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson to perform during the ceremony.

Lesson Plan: Inauguration Lesson Plan (Grades 7-12)
 


Covering Inaugural Addresses From Carter to Obama

When it comes to inaugurals, the circumstances often outweigh the event. The weather is cold, the incoming presidents and their families all seem to have mastered the same genteel wave and the speeches are largely ceremonial. Here's a review of NewsHour's coverage of presidential inaugurations from Jimmy Carter to Barack Obama.

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Inauguration Lesson Plans and Fun Facts to Follow

Use our inauguration lesson plans to engage students in Monday's big event. There are worksheets to follow President Obama's speech, historical fun facts and a link to the NewsHour's LiveStream and other coverage.

 


 

APTPLUS Inauguration Resources

APTPLUS Learn360 Resources - perfect for teaching about the presidential inauguration.
To take advantage of these FREE resources, you must:
Go to www.aptplus.org.
Type your Username and Password into the Sign In box or Register for the APTPLUS database.
 
Check out the Featured Videos on "The History of Presidential Inaugurations" which link to 17 videos.

 

Examples of keywords to use while searching are listed below:

president

inauguration

Capitol

ceremony

newsreels

oath

 


 

Inauguration Teaching Resources (K-12)

 

Education World Lesson Plans: Hail to the Chief
 

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20090112monday.html (prepared for the 2009 event but still good material)


Smithsonian's History Explorer (Grades K-12)

In honor of the second inauguration of President Obama, find selected resources on inaugurations and the presidency. Inauguration and the presidency resources include: Lessons & Activities, Interactives & Media, Museum Artifacts, Themes, Books, Teacher Resources and Web Links.


Watch Every Presidential Inauguration Oath of Office Since Reagan's in 36 seconds

Created January 19, 2013

IQ Leaning Network

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Education Sponsors

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  • Alpha Foundation
  • Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  • Hugh Kaul Foundation
  • Monte L. Moorer Foundation
  • Sybil H. Smith Charitable Trust
Web-Interactive Field Trips
  • Alabama Humanities Foundation
    A state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Robert Meyer Foundation
  • The Stephens Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
e-Learning for Educators/ APT Learn Online
  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
  • U.S. Department of Education
STEM Education Initiative
  • Ann & Alfred F. Delchamps, Jr. Charitable Fund
  • BBVA Compass Bank
  • Beverly and Gary Cooper Charitable Fund
  • Community Foundation of South Alabama
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
General Educational Support
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Books-A-Million
  • Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
  • Publix
  • Wells Fargo
PBS Kids Programs
  • Alabama Power
  • Books-A-Million
  • Children's of Alabama
  • Publix
  • US Space & Rocket Center
American Graduate
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Southern Education Desk
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting