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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Inauguration

In 2012, we learned about candidates and issues, watched political conventions and debates, and cast votes for President. Now it’s time for the Inauguration!

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.

VIEW ACTIVITIES HERE

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.

ACTIVITIES

Download 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
> Middle
> High