Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Inauguration Day for Obama


In a previous class we discussed word clouds using wordle.net. I found an an interesting Word Cloud Analysis of Obama's Inaugural Speech Compared to Bush, Clinton, Reagan, Lincoln's link What words were used most often?

Did you watch the Inauguration with your students?
For more information on the Inauguration link to the Whitehouse website. http://www.whitehouse.gov/
7 Online Things To Do To Help Obama Restore America

The Presidential Pledge

What's your pledge?
Link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYGUnR0wiCw
Post a comment below reflect on your experience watching the Inauguration Speech.

18 comments:

Karma Tousignant said...

LHS students were invited to the auditorium to view Obama become the president!!

Steve A said...

Several 6th graders came into my room during lunch to watch the actual speech live.

Tom said...

I watched the inauguration in the Library with the History dept. It was kind of tight in there, but the students were engaged and watched quietly.

chapdelainefamily said...

The entire second grade was shown the inauguration in the lunchroom while they ate.

Mrs Louzonis said...

It was wonderful to see such an hopeful speech

Annica Scott said...

Thanks to our considerate 7th and 8th grade teachers, the inauguration was taped and our 7th graders watched it on the "big" screen in the cafeteria.

Six Blue said...

My sixth graders watched it on tape just after it happened. (We were at lunch during the actual ceremony.)
Many were awe struck at the enormity of it all!
~Melanie

Linda Collette said...

Hi Mary - My students watched the inauguration in the classroom during part of our classes and lunch! Obama's speech was awesome!

Sandy Laserte said...

It was taped and played after lunch for the kids.

Pamela Vallee said...

I found the biggest television set, put it in the middle of the library, cleared as much space as possible, and invited classes to join me. It was packed!!

Susan said...

We took recess time to show them the speech.

Heidi Champagne said...

We taped it onto a VHS, fed it to the infocus machine and showed it on the big screen in the cafeteria from 12:45 - 1:45. It was absolutely amazing and I was so delighted to share that moment of history with the seventh grade.

Jennifer Healy said...

Karma is correct the TV was quite small!!

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Mrs. Connery's Class said...

We watched the speech as a team in our classroom. The only problem we ran into was that everyone was watching it and the speech kept pausing.

turkey hill middle school principal's blog said...

Students at THMS had a variety of ways to view the inauguration. 8th grade students got lunch early and took it to homerooms where they watched the event live. The inauguration speech was videotapped and shown over the in-house TV network at 1:30PM.

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