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200 reviewed resources for state of the union address

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The State of the Union Address

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Introduce your future voters to the annual State of the Union Address. The day after the speech airs on television, use the activity from PBS to discuss the elements of a successful speech. Not only do they get to become better-informed...
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President Obama's State of the Union Address

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students watch the State of the Union Address from last year, make a PowerPoint about their expectation for this year's Address, and then watch the current year Address and see if their expectations were met. In this State of the Union...
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President Obama's State of the Union Address 2011

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students pretend they are journalists and have to write 10 questions to ask the President at the State of the Union Address. In this State of the Union Address lesson plan, students then watch the Address and write letters to the President.
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The State of the Union Address

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners discuss and fill out a worksheet after viewing the State of the Union Address that the president makes every year.
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Anticipating the State of the Union 2010

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students contrast historical State of the Union Address to more contemporary ones. In this Government lesson, students compare and contrast historical Presidential speeches to the ones they hear today. Students will predict the topics...
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Press Review

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How can word choice affect a political speech? Middle and high schoolers examine the text of the 1999 State of the Union Address, and then determine how newspaper articles and television reports describe and analyze the event. Use this...
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State of the "States"

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students consider indicators that mark a country's progress, examine how last year's State of the Union address has affected U.S. foreign policy, research issues deemed important in that speech, and create report cards assessing the...
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State of the Union

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students analyze George Bush's State of the Union address through the reading of related articles from the New York Times and the Hartford Courant. Students look at bias (or lack there of) in the two newspaper articles, how they were...
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State of the Union Bingo

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers participate in a history game. In this State of the Union instructional activity, students follow the provided instructions and use the provided materials to play a Bingo game based in the President's annual address to...
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Placing the State of the Union in Historical Context

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students review the history of the State of the Union addresses and work in groups to analyze one particular speech as a reflection of its times. They compare modern State of the Union speeches to those given in the past.
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Facts Of The Union

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use internet research to fact check the 2007 State of the Union Address. They identify the major topics presented during the address and research information that supports or disclaims the statements. Students draw conclusions...
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Facts of the Union

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Middle schoolers review and analyze major topics presented by President Bush during his 2007 State of the Union Address. They generate research questions surrounding the president's claims and calls to action. They then research...
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Lesson Plan: The State of the Union

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the state of the union. In this U.S. government lesson, students analyze the 1998 State of the Union address and write their own reactions to the speech as they take on personas of cabinet members and political party...
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Power Poetry

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars use poetic devices to discuss political issues. In this cultural diversity lesson plan, students listen to the president's State of the Union address and write poetic pieces that express their opinions about issues the...
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The State of Your Union

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students take the State of the Union speech and break it up into seperate sections. They create their own State of the Union speech based on their life.
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Presidential State of the Union

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners investigate Presidential States of the Union. In this presidential history lesson plan, students examine 3 styles of speeches used by presidents in their speeches.
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Anticipating the State of the Union, January 2010

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Designed to precede President Obama’s 2010 State of the Union address, the concepts and approach used here would still enrich social studies and language arts classes. It might even be fun to compare reporter Eileen Wu’s predictions with...
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George Washington

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The precedents established by the first American president, George Washington, including the State of the Union address and the formation of a cabinet of advisors, are the focus of this informational packet.
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George Washington's Foreign Policy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare George Washington's foreign policy to the policies of presidents who followed him. In this primary source analysis activity, students compare Washington's Farewell Address to the Roosevelt Corollary, the Monroe Doctrine,...
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What He Said!: Interpreting the Words of the President

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine State of the Union Addresses. In this presidential history lesson, students analyze selected presidential speeches and identify the style the presidents employed in their speeches.
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Stately Statements

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students closely read President Bush's State of the Union address, then develop interviews and write articles to assess a variety of points of view about The proposals offered in the speech.
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Freedom by the Fireside: The Legacy of FDR's "Four Freedoms" Speech

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers read and analyze Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1941 State of the Union Address. They listen to recordings of speeches by F.D.R., answer discussion questions, and participate in a debate.
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Analyzing the Inaugural Address

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Get high school historians to step outside their own shoes by responding to JFK's inaugural address from the perspective of a civil rights activist, a soviet diplomat, or a Cuban exile. After a class discussion about the address, the...
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On This Day: The Monroe Doctrine

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
The Monroe Doctrine is one of the longest-lasting presidential policies, and it still impacts foreign policy today. Using three clips from historians and archivists, scholars explore the world of James Monroe and his watershed statement....