Monday, January 19, 2009

Celebrate the Inauguration - Some Resources

Tomorrow, January 20th, 2009, is the inauguration of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States of America. Involve your children in this great historic event! There are lots of wonderful inauguration resources to use for inauguration celebrations and learning activities. Here are just a few:

Book: Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope


NEA/AFT Inauguration Recommended Reading Book List
http://www.pic2009.org/page/-/Lesson%20Plans/PICreading.pdf

The Our White House Kids Inauguration Celebration Kit
http://www.ourwhitehouse.org/webexc.html

Inauguration Day 2009 Official Site
http://www.inauguration.dc.gov/index.asp

Internet Live-streaming video
http://www.inaugural.senate.gov/

Scholastic Lesson Plans, Resources and Activities
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3751153
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/collection.jsp?id=490
http://blogs.scholastic.com/1_2/2009/01/president-obama.html

Education World Inauguration Activities
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson219.shtml

Library of Congress Presidential Inaugurations
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/pihtml/pihome.html


And parents, this is a link to one of my favorite latest articles. In it, President-elect Barack Obama writes his future hopes and wishes for his children and all the children in our nation.
PARADE Magazine - Barack Obama: A Letter to My Daughters
www.parade.com/obama

1 comments:

jamaise said...

Thanks for the great links. My children have been very involed in the whole process primary through general. It was a great oppertunity to teach about our government and party affiliation.
I campaigned hard and heavy - my kids involed all the way. That makes tomorrow feel all the more special like it's partly theirs too - they participated.