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The Importance of Inauguration Day

For Teachers 5th - 9th
As Inauguration Day approaches, prepare your learners by researching the protocol of years past.
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President Truman 1949 Inauguration

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The Chicago Daily Tribune, along with many Americans, did not expect Harry S. Truman to win the 1948 presidential election. Yet on January 20, 1949, he took the oath of office and addressed the nation as the 32nd president of the United...
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America 101: What Happens on Inauguration Day?

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Is Inauguration Day always on January 20th? Do incoming presidents always take the oath of office on a Bible? Learn the answers to these questions and more with an informative and entertaining video about Inauguration Day.
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The Inauguration of Barack Obama the 44th President of the United States

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore the process of inauguration in the United States.  Students describe the symbolic and political significance of the ceremony of the inauguration of the President of the United States.  Students role play the...
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A Case Study of Presidential Inaugurations: Kennedy and Obama

For Teachers 8th - 12th
How do the inauguration ceremonies of a president-elect reflect the values of that president? This is the question presented to government students as they research and compare the inaugurations of John F. Kennedy in 1961 and...
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We Must Not Be Enemies: Lincoln's First Inaugural Address

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students complete a unit of lessons on the historical context and significance of Lincoln's inaugural address. They analyze archival documents, campaign posters, historical photographs, and primary source documents, and listen to songs...
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The Powers of the Executive

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Are executives as powerful as they sound? High schoolers find out about the US president and executive branch. A variety of activities include scaffolded reading sections, research assignments, and collaborative group work.
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Lincoln, Emancipation, and the Constitution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students determine how President Lincoln promoted emancipation. In this slavery lesson, students examine primary documents, including the U.S. Constitution, to reconstruct Lincoln's attempts to end slavery and deliver the Emancipation...
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Executive Branch Worksheet

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Consider using this assessment on the executive branch of the United States Constitution to help you work backward and plan your curriculum accordingly. The worksheet covers who specifically holds the office of chief executive,...
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Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances: Crash Course Government and Politics #3

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars analyze why the Founding Fathers separated the governmental powers into three branches. They use evidence from a short video clip, the third in a 50-part series, to draw conclusions on the importance of having checks and...
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Will the Real Abraham Lincoln Please Stand Up?

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Engage young historians in learning about America's sixteenth president with this fun Reader's Theater script. The second play in this series puts a modern spin on learning about history, involving a game show where three contestants try...
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The 57th Inaugural Ceremonies

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Attend the party of the year with a hands-on learning experience focusing on the 57th inauguration of the president of the United States. Middle schoolers role play as guests at the prestigious Inaugural Ball, and learn more about why...
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Inaugural Quiz!

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Inauguration Day is a time-honored tradition to celebrate the transition between presidential inaugurations. How much do you know about the history of the ceremony itself? High schoolers test knowledge about Inauguration Day with an...
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The Our White House Inauguration Celebration Kit for Kids!

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Get the youngest American citizens involved in the presidential election and inauguration with a set of social studies activities. Focusing on the history of presidential inauguration ceremonies, learners draft their own poems, design...
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I Do Solemnly Swear: Presidential Inaugurations

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine the process of presidential inauguration. They examine and discuss primary source documents and complete worksheets.
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The First Day of Congress

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine experiences had by representatives on the first day of Congress. They role-play the role of one of the members of Congress and they participate in opening day events. They complete worksheets to finish the lesson plan.
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I Do Solemnly Swear: Presidential Inaugurations

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners read about the most recent presidential inauguration, and then use primary online resources to answer general and specific questions about U.S. presidential inaugurations.
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Lincoln’s Refutation of Secession By Veronica Burchard

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the impact of unilateral secession. In this American Civil War instructional activity, students conduct research regarding secession and Lincoln's thoughts about it. Students must analyze Lincoln's First Inaugural...
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Understanding Presidential History

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students research to find the qualifications necessary to be President of the U.S. In this presidential qualification lesson plan, students research their family roots to see if they could qualify to be President. Students create a graph...
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Defenders of Justice

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research abolitionists, civil rights advocates, and their allies to learn about racism and justice. In this racism and justice activity, students define justice and sing a song about activism. Students review the biographies...
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Play House

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore U.S. government by participating in a role playing activity. In this House of Representatives lesson plan, students discuss the first day of congress and the role the House plays in running the United States. Students...
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Play House

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students take a closer look at representative government. In this House of Representatives lesson, students discuss their local representative in Congress and research his or her responsibilities. Students then participate in a House of...
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Social Studies: Symbols of the United States

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research the political traditions of the United States at the national and state levels. After discussing various symbols, students compose essays about the principles expressed in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution.
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Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine the impeachment proceedings of Andrew Johnson. In this U.S. Constitution lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture on the details of Andrew Johnson's impeachment and Reconstruction. Young...

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