Showing posts with label inaugural address. Show all posts
Showing posts with label inaugural address. Show all posts

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.

Monday, May 31, 2010

The Evolution of Television 1926-2010

The Evolution of Television is a timeline infographic hosted by Sterling Satellite. The infographic highlights major developments in television technology and highlights in broadcasting history. For example, did you know that JFK's inauguration was the first to be broadcast in color? Visit Sterling Satellite to view the full size infographic.















Thanks to Cool Infographics for the graphic.

Applications for Education
Television is as much a part of students' lives as just about any other technology. In teaching US History, I've always found pop culture to be a good segue to introducing important events of the 20th Century. For example, we could take this timeline and have students identify other significant events corresponding with a development in broadcast history.

Bonus material: JFK's Inauguration.


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, Whitehouse.gov 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.

Friday, January 16, 2009

A Brief Overview of Notable Inauguration Speeches

Two days ago I posted a link to Hulu's video collection of inauguration addresses dating back to Eisenhower. That collection is great, but watching all of those videos would be time consuming. If you would like a short overview of significant inaugural addresses from all Presidents, watch this two and one half minute video from MSNBC.



Applications for Education
This short overview of past inaugural speeches might be good to show to your students before watching Barack Obama's inaugural address next Tuesday. You may want to have your students make some predictions about what they think Obama might say in his speech. For more inauguration lesson ideas, check out The Innovative Educator's blog post on the topic.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Inaugural Addresses - Eisenhower Through Bush

Hulu's collection of inaugural addresses from Eisenhower through George W. Bush is the second educationally valuable item I found on Mashable today. Hulu has each inaugural address in its entirety for you and your students to watch online. I have embedded Jimmy Carter's inaugural address below.



Applications for Education
Watching some of the past inaugural addresses prior to or after Barack Obama's inauguration next week could be a good starting point for students to do a historical comparison assignment. You may want to have students pick a President, watch his inaugural speech and compare the issues of concern in that address with the one that Barack Obama delivers next week.


If you want students to go dig back a little farther and find out how each man came to win the Presidency, check out The Living Room Candidate. The Living Room Candidate is a collection of campaign commercials, debates, and speeches dating back to 1952.