Regardless of party affiliation, the presidential inauguration is an event that everyone should recognize. It is perfect foundation to start a conversaion on government in history, which is why teachers use this event in the classroom every four to eight years.
This is there is actually a dedicated live stream just for kids and families who want to experience the event without all the nonsense that poopy-pants grownups want to engage in.
Here is the official description from the Biden Inaugural Committee YouTube channel:
Join us for the first-ever livestream for young Americans before and during the Inaugural Ceremonies. The livestream, hosted by award-winning entertainer and advocate Keke Palmer, will feature a special message from Dr. Jill Biden; commentary from historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Erica Armstrong Dunbar; a segment on presidential pets produced by Nickelodeon; excerpts of student voices from PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs “We the Young People” programming; trivia questions, including some asked by Doug Emhoff; segments produced by the Library of Congress; and other special features.
Here’s hoping the more traditional inaugural coverage can focus on the transition of power and not have to shift focus on anything more nefarious!
The kids are watching.