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Inaugural
Weather
In History

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Subject: Language Arts,
Technology
Grade: 6-8, 9-12

Brief Description
Students learn fascinating facts about weather conditions during past U.S. presidential inaugurations and complete a work sheet about the information.

Objectives

Students use Internet sources to research information about the weather during past U.S. presidential inaugurations. Students use the information to find the correct answers to questions on a work sheet.

Keywords

inauguration, weather, history, president, Internet

Materials Needed

Education World teaching master Inaugural Weather in History, printouts from Presidential Inaugural Weather, pens or pencils, computer(s) with Internet access (optional)

Lesson Plan

Provide each student with a copy of Presidential Inaugural Weather and a copy of the Education World teaching master Inaugural Weather in History. Have students use information found on the Presidential Inaugural Weather Web site to complete the work sheet.

Assessment

Evaluate students' work sheet answers.

Answer Key: 1. 1981, 55; 2. 1985, 7; 3. Ronald Reagan; 4. 1909, 10 ; 5. rain; 6. Gerald Ford, August 9, 1973; 7. 1873, 16, Ulysses S. Grant; 8. 61; 9. umbrella; 10. 38.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Lois Lewis

National Standards

Language Arts:
NL-ENG.K-12.1
NL-ENG.K-12.3
NL-ENG.K-12.7
NL-ENG.K-12.8

Technology:
NT.K-12.1
NT.K-12.2
NT.K-12.3
NT.K-12.5

 

 

 

 

Originally published 01/15/2001
Last updated 12/23/2014