Jackson: King Mob or Champion of American Democracy?
Lesson Plan and Activities - Explore the
inauguration of Andrew Jackson in 1828 and identify the ways Jackson's
election signaled important changes in the American political landscape.
Washington: The President Without Precedent
Lesson Plan and Activities - Through Washington's
inaugural speeches and other online source material, identify important
national precedents he set and learn about life in the new republic.
Solemnly Swear: Presidential Inaugurations
Lesson Plan - Summarize the Constitutional requirements for inaugurations
and the oath of office, Identify at least three historical examples
of inaugural exceptions or precedents, list other activities that
occur at inaugurations,describe the purpose of an inauguration,
and state an opinion about what they believe should happen at an
Inauguration and the Constitution
Lesson Plans and Activities - Investigate
constitutional guidelines for presidential inaugurations, and explore
how the inaugural ceremony incorporates the three branches of the
Inauguration and the Media
Lesson Plan and Activities - Compare how
different news sources cover the 2001 inauguration, write editorials,
and look at international coverage of the U.S. presidency.
Activities for Grades K - 5
January 20, 2009 was Inauguration Day for President Barack Obama! See how much your students know about past inaugurations. Quiz their noodles!
Inaugural Speech: Setting the Tone for the Administration of a President
Lesson Plan and Activities - Read the
inaugural speeches of George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and compare
historical context, presidential priorities, and bipartisan messages.
at Inauguration Graph: How Old Were They?
Lesson Plan - Use online or library resources
to find or calculate each president's age at inauguration. Graph
the ages of the presidents to create a visual device for seeing
who was the youngest and oldest president, what the average age
was at inauguration, and so on.
Solve the interactive crossword puzzle.
Test your knowledge about past presidential inaugurations in this
Jefferson: The Revolution of 1800
Lesson Plan and Activities - Examine how
Jefferson's inauguration in 1800 tested constitutional rules for
electing a president and embodied partisan politics; investigate
how the election 200 years later raised similar concerns about the
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