Students analyze primary sources from presidential inaugurations of the past to deepen their understanding of presidential inaugurations, then read and listen to the inaugural poem, One Today, that Richard Blanco wrote and delivered at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration in 2013. After, students consider their to hopes and dreams for the United States and create a poem to deliver at the next presidential inauguration.
High School, Middle School
Civics, English Language Arts
Barack Obama, occasion poems, poem, poetry, presidential inaugurations, Richard Blanco
Academy of American Poets
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