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Inauguration Resources

The Utah Education Network has gather some great resources and activities to help you and your students learn more about the inauguration ceremonies.

General Inauguration Resources Classroom ActivitiesWeb sites for Students

General Inauguration Resources
   
Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
The official Senate web page with information about Inaugurations.
What Happens on Inauguration Day? What Happens on Inauguration Day?
Step through a typical day for the president-elect, from the morning worship service to the nighttime Inaugural balls.
Presidential '13 Inauguration Presidential 13 Inauguration
This site has up-to-date news concerning the 2013 Presidential Inauguration.
"I Do Solemnly Swear..." "I Do Solemnly Swear . . .": Presidential Inaugurations
A collection of approximately 400 items or 2,000 digital files relating to inaugurations from George Washington's in 1789 to George W. Bush's inauguration of 2001.
Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States
Read the inaugural addresses from George Washington to George W. Bush.
Presidential Inaugurations Presidential Inaugurations
Learn the details about each of the past presidential inauguration ceremonies.
A Half Century of Inaugural Images A Half Century of Inaugural Images
Visit the Senate Curator’s selection of historical Inaugural images from the U.S. Senate collection.
The American Presidency Project The American Presidency Project
Contains inaugural address texts and audio and video tapes of a number of inaugural addresses.
Statuary Hall Statuary Hall
After the president takes the oath of office and delivers his Inaugural address and following the departure ceremony for the outgoing President, he will be escorted to Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol for the traditional Inaugural Luncheon.
Inaugurals of Presidents of the United States Inaugurals of Presidents of the United States
Some Precedents and Notable Events.
Presidential Inaugural Weather Presidential Inaugural Weather
Learn what the weather like in Washington D.C. for the past inaugural ceremonies.
American Presidents: Life Portraits American Presidents: Life Portraits
This page provides biographical facts and key events for each presidency, including presidential birthplaces, libraries, and grave sites.
First Lady Inaugural Fashions First Lady Inaugural Fashions
This PBS website offers several views of former First Ladies’ Inaugural gowns.
   
Classroom Activities
   
Analyzing President Obama's 2009 Inaugrual Speech
Interactive video and transcript of President Barack Obama's inaugural remarks on Jan. 20, 2009.
We Must Not Be Enemies: Lincoln's First Inaugural Address We Must Not Be Enemies: Lincoln's First Inaugural Address (Grades 3-5)
Students will learn about the Constitutional requirements for inaugurations and the oath of office.
I Do Solemnly Swear: Presidential Inaugurations I Do Solemnly Swear: Presidential Inaugurations (Grades 3-5)
Students will learn about the inauguration requirements and past ceremonies.
Inaugural Weather in History Inaugural Weather In History (Grades 6-12)
Students learn fascinating facts about weather conditions during past U.S. presidential inaugurations and complete a work sheet about the information.
Inauguration Firsts Trivia Hunt Inauguration Firsts Trivia Hunt (Grades 6-12)
Students find fascinating firsts and facts about past U.S. presidential inaugurations and answer questions about what they learn.
Dear President Obama Dear President Obama (Grades K-8)
Students write letters to the new president, including goals they would like to see achieved in the new administration and good wishes to the president and his family.
Dear President Obama Dear Mr. President (Grades 3-4)
Students will analyze a letter written to President Abraham Lincoln, and then write and send their own letters to the president of the United States.
Comparing Inaugural Addresses Comparing Inaugural Addresses (Grades 6-12)
Students compare and contrast inaugural addresses of past presidents of the United States.
Costume for an Inaugural Ball Costume for an Inaugural Ball Lesson Plan (Grades K-5)
Look at history through the lens of fashion, creating original costumes for inaugural balls throughout history.
Presidents at Inauguration Graph: How Old Were They? Presidents at Inauguration Graph: How Old Were They? (Grades K-8)
Students graph the presidents' ages at inauguration. Who was the youngest president? The oldest?
A Brief History of Presidential Inaugurations A Brief History of Presidential Inaugurations (Grades 4-12)
Through the use of historical images and interesting anecdotal information, students will learn how inaugural ceremonies have changed from modest affairs to modern extravaganzas.
The Inauguration and the Consitution The Inauguration and the Constitution (Grades 6-12)
Investigate how the Constitution outlines the presidential inauguration and how the inauguration symbolizes the transition of power in a democracy. Relate the elements of the inauguration to the powers of the president listed in the Constitution.
Your Government, Your Voice! Your Government, Your Voice! (Grades 5-8)
Give your students an in-depth look at inaugurations past and present.
 
Web sites for Students
 
Be President for a Day Be President for a Day
Explore the job requirements for the U.S. Presidency, identify the different people the President might meet with in an average day and experience the President's typical agenda.
If You Were President If You Were President
You make the decisions and talk to the press. Print out the resulting news story to see how you fared as President of the United States.
44 Presidents 44 Presidents
Listen to this new rap song, 44 Presidents.
Inauguration Quiz Inauguration Quiz!
Test your knowledge about past Presidential inaugurations.
Presidents: The Secret History Presidents: The Secret History
Explore little-known "presidential secrets" such as Abraham Lincoln used to spy on his neighbors as a credit reporting correspondent.
Presidential Inaugurations Presidential Inaugurations
Presidential Inauguration information for ESL students.
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