State of the Union

Vice President Joe Biden (L) points to U.S. President Barack Obama while Obama delivered his final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington January 12, 2016. REUTERS/Evan Vucci/Pool  - RTX224W9

President announces national effort to cure cancer


In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced a new American initiative to cure cancer. Continue reading


State of the Union: Comparing Obama’s ‘Four Big Questions’ to FDR’s ‘Four Freedoms’ speech

Lesson Plan

Analyze the “Four Big Questions” in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address and reflect on what they say about the present when compared to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” State of the Union Address. Continue reading


In final State of the Union, Obama calls for end to anti-Muslim rhetoric


In his 2016 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama addressed recent rhetoric targeting people’s race or religion. Continue reading

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Highlights from State of the Union Address — Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Students will discuss the elements of a successful political speech and watch President Obama’s State of the Union address. Continue reading


State of the Union recap for students


In this year’s State of the Union address, President Obama called attention to the plight of the middle class and laid out his plans for changes to education policy. Continue reading


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