Today, President Obama will be speaking to all students through the web and C-SPAN. In November of 1988 President Reagan spoke to students in the East Room of the White House. The address was broadcast to some classrooms (but not mine) throughout the country. You can watch President Reagan’s speech in the video embedded below.
Applications for Education
A good follow-up activity to President Obama’s speech could be to have students watch President Reagan’s speech from 1988. You could have students try to make comparisons between the two speeches.