Use the State of the Union address as a teaching moment. I have compiled some resources to help you in your classroom. Be sure to check out the White House Resources page. Posted is an enhanced version with graphs, photos and slides that accompany the speech. Students can submit questions through YouTube that will be answered President Obama in a Google+ Hangout on Monday, January 30th.
White House Resources: http://www.whitehouse.gov/state-of-the-union-2012
NY Times Lesson Plan: http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/whats-your-response-to-obamas-third-state-of-the-union-address/
PBS Lesson Plans: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/teachers/lessonplans/politics/stateoftheunion/
State of the Union Bingo: http://constitutioncenter.org/Files/sotubingo.pdf
State of Your Union Lesson Plan: http://www.lessonplanspage.com/lassothestateofyourunionspeech1112-htm/
Word cloud I made with the text from the State of the Union 2012