This is a collection of 7 new lessons on teaching about the inauguration.
Following the 2016 Presidential election, there have been alarming images and biased language in schools and universities: name-calling, hate-filled taunts, vandalism, racial slurs and epithets, offensive graffiti on desks and bathroom walls. In addition, many young people—especially those whose identities were targeted during the campaign—are fearful about their futures. Teachers have had to work overtime to console those students and provide resources to get help. Schools must be places where students feel safe, supported and respected, especially in these challenging times. Below are prevention, intervention and education strategies in order to promote inclusive school environments where young people can learn, thrive and become their best selves.
In a powerful farewell address to the nation, President Barack Obama said the “most important office in our democracy” is that of citizen. During his speech, he also highlighted some of the top accomplishments of his administration. running time 51:26.
Students learn about the presidential power of appointment and consider the controversy over two of president-elect Trump's appointments: Jeff Sessions for Attorney General and Steve Bannon for chief strategist and senior counselor.
What is the Electoral College, and why does it decide who is president? Students learn about and discuss the pros and cons of the Electoral College system and current campaigns to reform or circumvent it.