#CelebrateWithDE – Inauguration Resources

The inauguration is a ceremony to mark the beginning of a new four-year term for the President of the United States. It takes place on January 20th where, at noon ET, the Chief Justice administers the oath to the president. Use the Discovery Education resources below to discover more about the history of the inauguration as well as celebrations that take place. Don’t forget to check out our Chase the Race in School program which details the important events on the road to the White House as well.


Featured Resources

2017 Inauguration News Coverage
Discovery Education Streaming, Social Studies Techbook, Science Techbook, Math Techbook
Grades 6-8, 9-12, Content Collection

Check out the latest news features and stories on the 2017 Inauguration in Discovery Education News’ 6-8 and 9-12 resource tabs. From inauguration preparations to the Obamas saying goodbye, this series has it all covered.

 

Presidential Oath
Discovery Education Streaming, Social Studies Techbook
Grades 6-8, 9-12, Video Segment

Recount past Inauguration Days, including the intense transition between the Carter and Reagan administrations. Once the new president has been sworn in, the staff at the White House can finally begin to unload the belongings of the new president.

 

Inauguration Day Events 
Discovery Education Streaming, Social Studies Techbook

Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Video Segment

Profiles the swearing-in ceremonies of the vice president and president of the United States. Music performances, a twenty-one gun salute, the Inaugural Address, a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue, and the Inauguration Ball are some of the other events that take place during Inauguration Day

 

Inauguration Day Content Collection 
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Content Collection

Inauguration Day takes place on January 20 following a presidential election and marks the commencement of a new four-year term of an elected president of the United States. At noon, the Chief Justice administers the oath of office and the new president is officially sworn in.

 

The History of Inauguration Day
Discovery Education Streaming, Social Studies Techbook
Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Video Segment

This video discusses inaugurations throughout American history, revealing why some inaugurations are held inside or at different locations in Washington, D.C.


Featured Program

Chase the Race in Schools

To lead your students through the important events and milestones of the 2016 Presidential Election, Discovery Education and ENVISION have partnered to develop a series of standards-based resources including classroom activities, youth-voice videos, digital tools, and live events. These tools will help bring each event to life for your students while inspiring them to get involved.

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