Every four years, an amazing celebration happens in Washington, D.C. — Americans come together to watch the recently elected President of the United States pledge to uphold and defend the laws of the land. Ignite student curiosity around the significance and history of Inauguration Day with new resources from Discovery Education. Students can take an exclusive Virtual Field Trip behind the scenes, participate in engaging activities in and out of the classroom, and watch the livestream of the special ceremony!
Join us for the Virtual Field Trip premiere on January 19, at 12:00 PM ET!
This behind-the-scenes Virtual Field Trip features Inauguration Day questions from real students and answers from real experts. Spark student interest and dive deeper into Inauguration Day topics, including:
Former Chief of Staff to First Lady Laura Bush
14th Librarian of Congress
Speechwriter for Former President Barack Obama
Speechwriter for Former President George H.W. Bush
White House Historical Association
Historian, Northwestern University
U.S. Senator, Minnesota (D)
U.S. Senator, Missouri (R)
Join Discovery Education and the Presidential Inauguration Committee for an immersive livestream of Inauguration Day! Hosted by Keke Palmer, this historic event will feature messages from a special guest, segments from the Library of Congress, trivia and fun facts, and events of the 2021 Presidential Inauguration.
Visit this page on January 20 at 10:00 AM ET to watch the livestream!
Resources Available in Discovery Education
Our newly updated Inauguration channel includes a variety of engaging resources for K-12, including historic images, inaugural speeches, and resources on current political events.
Visit the channel:
Introductory Lesson ResourcesTo download, select “Download As” from the File menu. Teacher directions are located in the Notes section for each slide.