Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Text and Wordles of Every Inaugural Address

Governing Dynamo has built a gallery containing the text of every US President's inaugural address(es). In addition to the text, the gallery includes a Wordle of every address and an image of the President who delivered that address. Finally, Governing Dynamo hosts a video overview of the Wordles in the gallery. The video contains audio clips of the addresses. You can view the video below.

Thanks to cbanka for sending me the link to this via Twitter.

Applications for Education
This gallery of inaugural addresses could be useful for anyone that teaches US History. You could have students evaluate the text and Wordles for reflection of the issues facing the United States when each President took office.

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