The President's State of the Union Address is democracy in action. Make history and current events come alive through this interactive viewing activity. Students watch the speech and use this guide to help them understand the ceremony, the speech, who attends, and the major issues discussed. It encourages them to observe carefully, and the experience will generate great follow-up discussions and critical thinking. The address itself can be watched live on T.V., videotaped, or downloaded off the Internet. Teachers throughout our district have found this most useful.
Democracy, current events, 5th, 8th, 11th grade U.S. History, President, Senate, Congress, House of Representatives, Supreme Court, Leaders of the Armed Forces, Constitution, government