Middle schoolers discuss the 2021 presidential inauguration speech
Unity, Abraham Lincoln, and normalcy were topics in a middle school teacher's class as they discussed President Biden's inauguration speech.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Unity, Abraham Lincoln, and normalcy were topics in a middle school teacher’s class as they discussed President Biden’s inauguration speech.
“I thought especially the conclusion he ended with he said ‘God bless America and God bless our troops’ and that stood out to me because in these uncertain times it really added a sense of normalcy to the speech,” said Nina Brozovic, an eighth-grader.
At Irving Middle, on Thursday, 8th graders listened and talked about Biden’s speech.
The class also watched a historian compare past presidents like Obama, Bush, and Lincoln’s inauguration speeches. Teacher Dusty Bayne says Biden used the word unity 15 times.
“It’s great to be able to have an avenue to talk about politics with the kids and have them get their voices heard and practice civil discourse,” said Bayne. “It’s really nice to be able to be in a classroom and to work out what our feelings are, what we believe, why we believe them. What is the other side?”
LPS district officials and Bayne say it’s good to have these impartial conversations with students; no matter who is inaugurated, it was a historic event.