Perhaps more than ever we can understand the need to educate our young about United States history. This week, the inauguration of Joseph R. Biden Jr., presents a teachable moment to learn about our presidency and presidential inaugurations.
A curated collection of lessons plans, videos, images, documents and interactives — some in Spanish and some for early grades — is available at PBS LearningMedia to explore the rich history and institution of the U.S. presidency.
Included are lesson plans that focus on the history of U.S. inaugurations and can help students gain perspective on the history they’ll witness this week.
The entire collection helps students understand the duties and powers of the President of the United States and the First Lady, gather important background information with our presidential biographies, and engage with videos and primary sources that place them back in time at some of the most pivotal turning points in American history.