GenerationNation provides a variety of hands-on activities to help students learn while watching, reading about, analyzing and discussing the Inauguration – all in a non-political, non-partisan way.
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The President is sworn into office at 12:00 Noon on January 20th. This date and time is determined by the United States Constitution Amendment XX, which outlines the terms of presidential office. In 2013, the 20th is on a Sunday. So, the public festivities – Inauguration Day - will take place on Monday, January 21st.
On Inauguration Day, several events celebrate the peaceful transfer of power between Presidents and when Presidents begin their second terms.
ACTIVITIESDownload Inauguration Day K-12 activities
> All activities with handouts
> Read/analyze Oath of Office
> Write your own Inauguration Address
> Inauguration Analysis
> Write the Headline
> Getting the Message Across
> My Wish for America/My Community
> MLK Day
> Citizen Journalists
Correlations to Common Core/SS
> Elementary K-2 | 3-5