Hey all! We’re coming up on the Inauguration (this Friday, right?) so I thought I’d throw together some links to articles related to the Inauguration. Also, I know that yesterday was MLK day which seems like it would make a great current events lesson, but I know there are already several ESL lessons about MLK out there, so I thought I’d pick something different!
As usual, the articles range in difficulty from low-intermediate to academic. The Inauguration is a topic that might require a lot of background info and cultural explanation, so make sure you include extra time in your lesson for discussion!
- How the Permanent White House Staff Welcomes a New First Family
- With His Choice of Inauguration Prayer Leaders, Trump Shows His Values
- What Time is the Inauguration on Friday?
- How Much Will the Inauguration Cost, and Who Pays For It?
- Presidents Change, Inauguration Day Stays the Same
- Security Will Be Massive at Trump’s Inauguration
- Scalpers May Be Having Trouble Moving Tickets for the Inauguration
- Trump’s Favorable Ratings Pre-Inauguration Are Historically Low
- Trump’s Inauguration Sparks Action, Hope Among Young Hillary Supporters
- Everything You Need to Know About Trump’s Inauguration
- Trump’s Inauguration Will Be Protested in All 50 States and 32 Countries
The Lesson Plan: This plan is based on the first article above…I wanted to choose an unbiased article examining the transition of leadership so that students with all views can discuss the Inauguration. This lesson plan includes pre-reading discussion questions, an active reading summary activity, vocabulary synonyms, and post-reading short answer questions.
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