America 101: What Happens on Inauguration Day?

Is Inauguration Day always on January 20th? Do incoming presidents always take the oath of office on a Bible? Learn the answers to these questions and more with an informative and entertaining video about Inauguration Day.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Show the video as an introduction to a lesson on Inauguration Day
  • Have learners name key facts they see from the video
  • Encourage class members to note any connections or similarities to a current presidential inauguration
Classroom Considerations

  • Video and narration moves a little quickly; consider showing it twice since it's not very long
  • Peruse the rest of the videos in the history series to see if any more are applicable to your curriculum
Pros

  • Fun and engaging for learners of all ages
  • Applicable and versatile to any presidential inauguration
  • Includes clips from prominent historical inaugurations
Cons

  • None
Common Core