Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Sophs- President Barack Obama's Inauguration
Hopefully, January 20, 2009 is a day you will always remember. You witnessed an event that proved American ideals and principles have met and surpassed our Founding Fathers' visions and dreams. Some of you may have watched President Barack Obama's speech in school, however, I want you to watch or read the speech again for this assignment.
Watch or read President Obama's inaugural speech, delivered on January 20th, 2008. (Note: The video is approximately 20 minutes) Answer the following discussion questions...
1. What was your favorite line of the speech? Be sure to give the exact line. Explain why it is your favorite. What does this line mean to you? What do you think it means to the rest of America?
2. In your opinion, what was one of the over all themes of the speech? In other words, what was a main point of the speech? Be specific and explain. Give examples from the speech to support your decision. (Note: There are several themes to choose from... Unity, Resolve, Hope Responsibility of government, A link to the past(American traditions), Challenges to be met, Change ...) You may also discuss another theme that is not previously listed.
Requirements: Each answer should be at least 5 complete sentences. Be very specific in your answers. Making specific references to the speech is important.
Value: 10 points.
Due: Friday, January 23 by 8 AM