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How can word choice affect a political speech? Middle and high schoolers examine the text of the 1999 State of the Union Address, and then determine how newspaper articles and television reports describe and analyze the event. Use this...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The State of the Union Address
Introduce your future voters to the annual State of the Union Address. The day after the speech airs on television, use the activity from PBS to discuss the elements of a successful speech. Not only do they get to become better-informed...
7th - 11th Social Studies & History
President Obama's State of the Union Address
Students watch the State of the Union Address from last year, make a PowerPoint about their expectation for this year's Address, and then watch the current year Address and see if their expectations were met. In this State of the Union...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
President Obama's State of the Union Address 2011
Students pretend they are journalists and have to write 10 questions to ask the President at the State of the Union Address. In this State of the Union Address lesson plan, students then watch the Address and write letters to the President.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
Anticipating the State of the Union 2010
High schoolers contrast historical State of the Union Address to more contemporary ones. In this Government instructional activity, students compare and contrast historical Presidential speeches to the ones they hear today. High...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Anticipating the State of the Union, January 2010
Designed to precede President Obama’s 2010 State of the Union address, the concepts and approach used here would still enrich social studies and language arts classes. It might even be fun to compare reporter Eileen Wu’s predictions with...
10th - 12th English Language Arts
Lesson Plan: The State of the Union
Learners explore the state of the union. In this U.S. government lesson, students analyze the 1998 State of the Union address and write their own reactions to the speech as they take on personas of cabinet members and political party...
8th - 12th English Language Arts
George Washington: A National Treasure
Take a closer look at the life and presidency of George Washington with this great set of lesson plans and worksheets. The resource includes a timeline of the president's life and multiple opportunities for primary source and image...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Roles & Powers of the President
Here is a fantastic, comprehensive resource on the roles and powers assigned to the president of the United States. It includes several critical thinking exercises and engaging activities, from cartoon analysis and the opportunity to...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Freedom by the Fireside: The Legacy of FDR's "Four Freedoms" Speech
Young scholars read and analyze Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1941 State of the Union Address. They listen to recordings of speeches by F.D.R., answer discussion questions, and participate in a debate.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Persuasion in Historical Context: The Gettysburg Address
The Gettysburg Address is a powerful text. Use it to teach persuasion and the importance of word choice. The lesson detailed here includes a scaffolded background knowledge activity that includes image analysis of photos from the Civil...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Anatomy of the Constitution
According to the United States Constitution, which branch of government is responsible for printing money? Declaring war? Punishing pirates?! Also, what is the process for amending the Constitution? These are just some of the questions...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
America’s Indian Removal Policies: Tales and Trails of Betrayal
Examine the perspectives, cultural clashes, and historical implications of Indian removal policies in the United States during the 1930s. Your young historians will closely examine primary sources and engage in insightful discussions on...
8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Close Reading of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address provides the text for a series of close reading exercises that model for instructors how carefully crafted guiding questions can help readers think critically about what they read, thus developing...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A President's Vision: George Washington
Who knew that one poster about George Washington could have so many learning possibilities attached to it? Here you'll find an attractive learning display on the first president of the United States, as well as worksheets and...
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
We Must Not Be Enemies: Lincoln's First Inaugural Address
Students complete a unit of lessons on the historical context and significance of Lincoln's inaugural address. They analyze archival documents, campaign posters, historical photographs, and primary source documents, and listen to songs...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Alabama's Secession in 1861: Embraced with Joy and Great Confidence. Why?
From December 20, 1860 to June 8, 1861, eleven states seceded from the Union. Alabama seceded on January 11, 1861. Why did so many white Alabamians want to secede? Why did they believe the South could win the war? These are the essential...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable