Monday, January 19, 2009

Presidential Inauguration Committee Releases Lesson Plans with Activities Before, During, and After the 2009 Inauguration

The Presidential Inauguration Committee has released lesson plans jointly produced by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA) created to give teachers lesson ideas to help their students understand the historic significance of this presidential inauguration.

The instructional activities are designed to be used to teach students in three areas:


Discover the history of the inauguration and the connections between Obama and previous U.S. presidents.


Prepare students to witness the Obama inauguration


Follow the events during President Obama’s term

There is also a Reading List (click to download) which unfortunately and surprisingly provides no links to online materials that teachers could access for their students on demand.

I recommend reviewing these activities for use with your students. The Living History lessons provide good suggestions for activities students can do following the inauguration and includes ideas for technology-rich classrooms.

You can visit the site at here.

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