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soft lead : A lead that uses a quote, anecdote or other literary device to attract the reader. See also hard lead. News Reporting & Writing (Eighth Edition) by the Missouri Group. Copyright 2005. Reproduced by permission of Bedford/St. Martins.

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The 2009 presidential inaugural, journalism and civics

The 2009 presidential inaugural, journalism and civics.
A sampling of lesson plans and source materials

C-SPAN
Classroom Presidential Appointments
http://www.c-spanclassroom.org/VideoDetail.aspx?category=PP

The inauguration

http://www.c-spanclassroom.org/inauguration_day_lesson_plan.aspx

Educationworld
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson219.shtml

Harvard University
Institute on Politics
http://www.iop.harvard.edu/Multimedia-Center/By-Topic/Politics/Why-Politics-Matters

Newseum
First: Facts About Presidential Inaugurations
http://www.newseum.org/news/news.aspx?item=nn_INAU090108&style;=f

Online NewsHour Extra
Write Obama’s Inaugural Address
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/forum/education/jan-june09/inauguration.html

PBS
The Inauguration and the Constitution
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/inauguration/lesson_constitution.html

Scholastic Magazine
Teaching Resources
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3751099&FullBreadCrum; b=%3Ca+href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww2.scholastic.com%2Fbrowse%2Fsearch%2F %3FNtt%3Dobama%26query%3Dobama%26Ntk%3DSCHL30_SI%26Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatcha llpartial%26N%3D0%22+class%3D%22endecaAll%22%3EAll+Results%3C%2Fa%3E

The Library of Congress
I do solemnly swear
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/pihtml/pihome.html

The New York Times
A Tale of Two Leaders
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20081117monday.html

The Washington Post
Presidential Legacy and Language
http://www.washpost.com/nielessonplans.nsf/0/19FEBA698AF9C5AC85257538006DABC7?OpenDocument/=0

The White House Historical Association
http://www.whitehousehistory.org/index.html
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