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January 20, 2009 will be a very special day for the United States of America. This happens every four years, but this year is extra special. Whether you voted for Barack Obama or not, it’s still exciting to watch democracy at work.
It’s also a great opportunity to teach our grandchildren important facts about our country. Even those who live in other countries seem to be intrigued by all the hoopla that is different from their own hoopla. Over the years, I have enjoyed watching various princes and princesses court and wed in other countries, and marveled at the differences and the similarities I could see in the process.
Hopefully tomorrow, friends and neighbors in other countries will be enjoying that as well as they watch our various proceedings.
Here are some sites that might add to the educational and informational aspects of all the different events:
For the grandchildren:
Reading A-Z, a reading resource site, has many excellent educational links for you to enjoy with your grandkids. These include books, maps, posters, fast facts, and more.
Parents Rule! has a good article on how to discuss the inauguration with your grandchildren, no matter who you voted for. 🙂
Lifehacker has a list that is growing continually. It includes a variety of ways to get streaming video to your computer and/or cell phone. They also have Flickr and Twitter resources listed, along with other interesting links.
As for me, I will be monitoring the proceedings on Twitter and the web, with a warm cup of hot cocoa in hand while avoiding the white stuff we are supposed to get and typing up a small storm of my own :). Happy Inauguration Day!
P.S. 2018 Well that inauguration has come and gone, as well as President Trump’s. But more will come as well. And Amazon often has some excellent resources for inaugurations in general. Like…