Inaugural words : from 1789 to the present
"A look at the language of presidential inaugural addresses."
+ Interactive graphic
"“Word clouds” highlighting the most-used words in each inaugural address can be seen. In addition, words that were used in each address much more than in the other ones given in history are identified. Plus, by clicking on each word you are shown how it was used in a sentence.
Comparing the words and even just using them as a vocabulary-building exercise for English Language Learners make this an excellent resource."
EDUCATIONAL PODCAST SERIES:
A message from Scott Rank, a history professor and the editor of History on the Net, a historical education site that gets over 700,000 visitors per month.
"We are about to publish an 44-episode educational podcast series on the U.S. presidents that you may be interested in. It's called Presidential Fight Club. It will be available at www.presidentialfightclub.com and launches on December 6.
It is a fictional tournament among all 44 presidents that imagines what would happen if they all fought each other one-on-one.
I will co-host this series with James Early, professor at San Jacinta College in Texas.
In each episode we look at a match-up (like Barack Obama vs. William Howard Taft) discuss the fighting abilities of each president, and who we think will win.
The podcast series is humorous but at its core is a serious examination of whether physical vigor translates to leadership greatness.
This is not a new idea: Plato himself was a wrestler, the ancient Greeks extolled athletic ability as a measure of virtue, and JFK even launched federal physical education standards as a way to preserve America's global pre-eminence against the USSR. To our surprise we found that the presidents who did well at this tournament tracked closely with CSPAN's poll of greatest presidents (https://www.c-span.org/presidentsurvey2017/). Conversely, the worst fighters in our tournament were typically also the worst chief executives."
Presidential Facts and 'Firsts' - Text + Audio
"The third Monday of February is known as Presidents’ Day in the United States.
For almost 100 years, America officially honored the birthday of its first president, George Washington, on February 22. That is his birthday.
That date was a national holiday until 1968."
Thomas Jefferson: The Nation's Third President - Text + Audio
"Jefferson lives vividly in the American imagination – even more than 100 years after his presidency and death.
In the United States, Jefferson’s name is often linked to the country’s history of self-government, slavery, separation of church and state, and public education."
John Adams: The Nation's Second President - Text + Audio
"John Adams followed George Washington into the highest elected office in the United States of America.
He took over the job of president at a time when people were not sure if the new country would survive."
Washington Has Three Birthdays and Other Presidential Fun Facts - Article + Audio + Quiz - 15 February 2015
"Americans honor the first president, George Washington, in February.
But the day the United States government calls George Washington's Birthday is not really his birthday.
Some states consider the holiday a time to remember other past presidents, too. How much do you know about American leaders?"
Birthday Mr. President
about George Washington's birthday and how it became known as Presidents'
"Look at the picture of the President and click on his name. This game
has 10 questions."
- Presidents' Day Quizz
1 : réponses avec explications. (factmonster)
- Presidents' Day Quizz
2 : idem. (advanced)
ACTIVITIES TO PRINT :
"Voici 2 worksheets pour mes élèves de 1ère et peut-être aussi Terminales..." :
- Elections quiz (.docx)
- Trump's biography in pictures (.docx)
- Text about Clinton (.docx)
créées par Armelle Meyer (Ac. Bordeaux)
Worksheet - US elections: Vocabulary and wordsearch (.doc)
Quiz - How much do you know? - with answers (.doc)
Created by Jannien JOLAIN
"Taking the oath ceremony". DOC / PDF
Préparation pour élèves de LP (bep - bac pro) envoyée par Sylviane Vialaneix (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)
"La fiche est prévue pour être présentée en deux parties :
- 1ère partie : EO et EE à partir de l'image, puis courte CO sur 'the taking of the oath' (téléchargeable en un clic) à partir du site de la fiche
- 2ème partie : CE article de presse"
LESSON PLANS :
Inauguration Day Lessons
"Every four years on January 20, an important event occurs in the United States:
A president takes the Oath of Office during an inauguration ceremony.
This week, Education World offers ten super activities to help your students learn about and commemorate the inauguration.
Included: Activities in which students write letters to the president, create presidential portraits, complete an inauguration trivia hunt, and much more."
INTERACTIVE GAMES :
Pick the U.S. Presidents - interactive game
PRESIDENTS' DAY - GAMES
Presidents & First Ladies Card Flip
"challenges players to match the names of presidents with the names of their wives.
It’s trickier than it sounds because the first ladies are listed by their maiden names."
Match ’Em Up.
"In one version players choose which Presidents and Vice-Presidents worked together. In another they match the nickname to the president."
Type It Presidential Inaugurations.
"You’ll have to guess the year of the inaugurations of several presidents in order to win. This is great for AP History review!"
"challenges players to spell the names of the presidents by rearranging the letters in their names."
"challenges players to quickly spell words while listening to sentences that teach about former presidents.
Choose Fun Facts I, II, or III or George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, or John Adams."
GAMES TO PRINT :