State of the Union

Student guide: Trump’s First State of the Union address


Use this student guide and short video clips to analyze President Trump’s first State of the Union speech. Continue reading

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


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