The 59th Presidential Inauguration is approaching, and it's a great time to give students an in-depth look at the process

6 teaching resources for the Presidential Inauguration


The 59th Presidential Inauguration is approaching, and it's a great time to give students an in-depth look at the process

2. The Library of Congress: Beginning with George Washington, each U.S. president has brought a unique personal history to the nation’s highest office, a different set of priorities, and an inimitable character. In turn, each has put a distinctive stamp on the presidency, and on the nation itself. Taking a close look at the moments in which these leaders first took office can provide rich opportunities to investigate the history of the United States as it has changed over the centuries. It can also provide unique insights into these remarkable individuals as they first stepped into history.

3. The NEA offers Inauguration Day activities based around a range of different focuses, including a look at how inaugurations have changed over time, primary resources from past Presidential Inaugurations, quizzes, and tips to think critically and analyze this year’s event.

4. This Washington Post article offers a look at the basics of January 20th’s events.

5. TeachersPayTeachers features a number of inauguration resources here, too, with a mix of printables and digital resources to suit hybrid, in-person, and virtual learners.

6. HMH’s blog, Shaped, includes a variety of inauguration-related activities, such as speech comparisons, a look at the U.S. Constitution, critical thinking questions, and more.

Laura Ascione

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