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
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.
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.
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.
Web sites for Students
“I Do Solemnly Swear…”
A special online Library of Congress presentation with more than forty photographs, manuscripts, campaign posters, letters, broadsides, and inaugural speeches representing eighteen presidents.
“I Do Solemnly Swear...” Presidential Inaugurations
This collection of 400 items at the Library of Congress includes diaries and letters of presidents and of those who witnessed inaugurations, handwritten drafts of inaugural addresses, broadsides, inaugural tickets and programs, prints, photographs, and sheet music.
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
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.