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Teaching the State of the Union

Teaching the State of the Union Address

President Obama's State of the Union addressPresident Obama delivers his State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 28 at 9 p.m. (Listen to President Obama's State of the Union Address on GPB Radio).

Why the president is required to deliver this report to Congress, who attends the address, and what is featured in the speech can be answered by using GPB Education resources that cover current events. Here is a list of some of our recommended resources to assist you with teaching this topic:

Recommended Reading:
Articles previewing the State of the Union address:
  • One Week from Today:State of the Union
  • White House Previews State of the Union Address
  • Cathy McMorris Rodgers to Deliver GOP Response to Obama's State of the Union

  • Video Resources:

    Log onto GPB Digital Education and search for these video resource. Most include teacher guides and quizzes.

  • Federal Government: The Presidency -(for grades 6-8)
  • Our Federal Government: The Executive Branch (6-8)
  • The State of the Union - video segment (for grades 3-5, 6-8)
  • The President's Responsibilities to Congress (for grades 6-8)
  • The History and the Functions of the Presidency (for grades 9-12)
  • Other Resources:

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