An inauguration is a formal ceremony to makr the beginning of a major public leader's term of office. Once sworn in, the public leader provides an "inaugural address," or speech given durign the ceremony to inform the public fo his or her intentions as a leader. (Wikipedia, 2014).


Below are resources to help you plan for instruction in your classroom.



Hail to the Chief: Inauguration Lessons

Ten activities (Grades K-12) to help focus on the inauguration.


Presidential Inauguration provides slideshows, videos and timelines on the prepration of the Presidential Inauguration. Facts, Firsts, and Precedents provides quick facts from the first president to the current president.


Inaugural Quiz!

Created by the national Archives.


Objects from the Presidency

This site, from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, provides background information, lesson plans, as well as interactive and printable documents on various aspects of the presidency, including the inauguration.