Most of the time, I’ve found Teaching Tolerance lesson plans to be thoughtful and designed to further higher-order thinking from students. They’ve just announced a series of ideas for classroom activities around the Presidential Inauguration that are worth a look.
Most would have to be modified for English Language Learners, but you can at least get some decent ideas.
I generally am less-than-impressed with a lot of lesson plans I see on the Web, but I do pay attention to the ones I see from Teaching Tolerance and The New York Times Learning Network.
I’m adding the Teaching Tolerance lessons to The Best Sites For Learning About The Presidential Inauguration.
I’m also adding a new online video from The New York Times called Inaugurations In Times Of Peril.