The inauguration of America's first African-American president has captured the imagination of students and educators with an intensity that surpasses previous ceremonies, and schools from New Hampshire to Florida to California are working to bring the excitement and pageantry, the sheer history of it all, to life in the classroom, reports the New York Times. After millions of students watch Barack Obama take the presidential oath on television, some will recite poetry, many will hear brass bands play patriotic music, and not a few will debate whether Obama's oratory equaled the eloquence of John F. Kennedy. "We are totally committed


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