Showing posts with label Inauguration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Inauguration. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Discovery Education Announces New Virtual Events for Students

This winter Discovery Education will be hosting a series of virtual events for students. The content of the events range from the Inauguration of a President to the Super Bowl to a Pi Day celebration. The event titles, dates, and classroom registration links are listed below.

MLK Jr. Day Virtual Viewing Party January 13th at 1pm ET

Inauguration Virtual Experience January 19th at 1pm ET

NFL Live Experience at Super Bowl LI January 31st at 1pm ET

President's Day Virtual Viewing Party February 17th at 1pm ET

Young Scientist Virtual Field Trip Inside 3M February 23rd at 1pm ET

Pi Day Virtual Experience March 14th at 1pm ET

Disclosure: Discovery Education is an advertiser on

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Videos - JFK's Inauguration

Later this week we'll mark the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's inauguration. If you're thinking of including this in a US History lesson, here are a couple of videos that you can use to support your lesson.

This video from Hulu's NBC Time Capsule includes all of the footage from NBC's broadcast of Kennedy's inauguration.

This video from C-SPAN is the footage of Kennedy's inaugural address only.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Obama's Inaugural Address Subtitled in 3 Languages

Dot Sub is a video sharing website that I wish more people would use. Dot Sub allows users to upload videos and subtitle the video in any language. Once your video is uploaded you can do the translating yourself or allow others to contribute to translation process. Dot Sub has uses in foreign language classes as well as for teaching students with hearing impairments.

Below you will see President Obama's inaugural address. Currently, the video can be watched with English, Spanish, or German subtitles.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Inauguration in 60 Seconds

I know I said this morning that I was done posting resources about the inauguration, but this one is so short that it almost doesn't count. Mahalo Daily has a 60 second summary of yesterday's inauguration ceremony. If you have a minute, check it out.

The Last Post About the Inauguration

By now, I'm sure you've seen no less than 100 educationally useful resources for teaching about yesterday's inauguration of Barack Obama. Therefore, this will probably be my last post on the topic.
Today's CNN Student News is about yesterday's inauguration. The video features highlights of Obama's inaugural address, images of the day, comparisons to past Presidents, and a look at the PhotoSynth technology used to create 3D images of the day.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Comparing Obama's Inaugural Address to Kennedy's

I'm trying not to make all of today's blog entries about the inauguration of President Obama, but I just keep finding more materials that could be educationally useful. Today's document from the National Archives daily document collection is the full text of President Kennedy's inaugural address. The National Archives has posted a lesson plan based around President Kennedy's speech.

I've heard a number of "talking heads" make comparisons between the significance of President Kennedy's and President Franklin Roosevelt's inaugurations to that of President Obama. A simple lesson plan that you can conduct using the texts of Kennedy's and Obama's speeches is to have students make comparisons between the two. You can access the text of Obama's speech here.

If you would like to have students compare Roosevelt's and Obama's addresses you can watch Roosevelt's first inaugural address in the video below.

If you would like to have your students compare Kennedy's and Obama's addresses you can watch Kennedy's inaugural address in the video below.

Transcript of Obama's Inaugural Address

A number of news outlets have posted the transcript of Barack Obama's inaugural address. I found a pdf copy of the transcript on C-Span. You can access the pdf here. On the C-Span website you can also watch a video of President Obama's inauguration and inaugural address. I have embedded below a video of President Obama's inaugural address.

As many people have already noticed, got a facelift today. At first glance, the new website features a new Whitehouse 101 page, biographies, and a blog designed to increase transparency between the President and the people.

Most major news websites including the New York Times, MSNBC, CNN, the BBC, and CBS News have posted slide shows from today's inaugural activities.

If you would like to provide your students with a sampling of how the rest of the world reacted to the inauguration of President Obama, read this article from the BBC. The article is composed of responses from correspondents posted throughout the world.

CNN Student News - Inauguration Day

As you might expect, today's CNN Student News episode is all about Barack Obama's inauguration. Beyond the video, make sure you check out the one page history of inaugurations as presented by CNN Student News.

View the Inauguration in 3D and More

This morning all of the world's news outlets are buzzing about today's inauguration. My students will be watching the inauguration on television. If you don't have television in your classroom, but you do have a computer, most major news sites are streaming the inauguration live. CNN and Hulu are two of the many places where you can watch the inauguration online.

Here are some post and pre-inauguration activities you can use with your students today. The Google Earth Blog posted a 3D rendering of the inauguration sites and sounds that you can view in Google Earth. You can get the 3D inauguration layer here or here.

CNN has some good interactive maps of Obama's road to the Whitehouse including this one featuring Obama's "Whistle Stop" Train Tour.

Here is one last video reviewing notable inaugural moments providing historical context for the significance of Obama's inauguration today.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Inauguration Resources - Interactive Activities

I haven't been great at posting resources for the inauguration, but I did write a couple of posts last week about tomorrow's inauguration. The resources I shared last week were videos of past inaugural addresses, a short video history of all inauguration ceremonies, and 44 Presidents in 4 Minutes. If you are looking for extensive list of resources about tomorrow's inauguration ceremonies, I recommend checking out Larry Ferlazzo's collection of sites.

Jeffery Hill's English Blog also has some very good resources for learning about tomorrow's inauguration ceremonies. It was on Jeffery Hill's blog that I learned about this Interactive Parade Route Map from the New York Times.