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The Inauguration And the Media



  • Language Arts
  • Technology


  • 6-8
  • 9-12

Brief Description

Students track media coverage of the presidential inauguration in various types of media -- television, print, and online.


Students define the word media. Students work in small groups to track and compare coverage of the presidential inauguration on different types of media -- television, print, and online.


inauguration, president, media, television, online, print

Materials Needed

student-researched newspaper articles, television news programs, Internet news sites; paper; pens or pencils

Lesson Plan

  • Discuss the meaning of the word media, and give examples of different types of media.
  • Briefly review the upcoming presidential inauguration.
  • Organize students into small groups. Assign each group a different type of media -- newspaper, news magazine, television news report, online news site.
  • Have each group track the coverage of the presidential inaugural events. Tell students to note which events receive the most coverage from their assigned news media.
  • Have each group report its findings to the class.


Evaluate students' presentations and reports.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Lois Lewis


Originally published 01/15/2001
Last updated 1/19/2017