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1 Youre going to take notes. You only NEED to write down what is underlined. However, if you want to write more you can. These are YOUR notes. If you want to use texting language / short-hand – go ahead!

2 What is a social contract? An agreement between 2 or more peoples to organize society / maintain order. Our civil liberties, together with the responsibilities of citizenship, became the foundation on which our government was based. It is a social contract between the people and the government of this nation.

3 How does it work? The contract works in two ways. The government (through our elected representatives and public employees) provides essential services and protects our civil rights.

4 The people, in return, must agree to the responsibilities of citizenship in a democratic society.

5 Agreeing to sign the social contract does not mean that you approve of everything about our/the government.

6 It means that you accept the fundamental agreement of the rights promised in the Constitution and laws of our nation in exchange for the responsibilities of citizenship.

7 Draw this box and the underlined words: Social Contract Rights - obligations (duties or promises) of the government/administration Responsibilities - obligations of the citizens/students

8 Would you sign? Is this an acceptable agreement? Is there anyone who would refuse to sign? WHY?

9 The Pledge of Allegiance Do you ever wonder why we say the Pledge of Allegiance? What does it mean?

10 WITHOUT talking, in your notes, write the Pledge of Allegiance. Circle the Key words within the Pledge. (Some people have found it helpful to look at the flag and/or put your hand over your heart.)

11 We say the Pledge of Allegiance to sign the social contract. It shows a willingness to meet the responsibilities of citizenship. The government made its promise to the citizens (signed the contract) in the founding documents (The Constitution) and further amendments and laws. The citizens are expected to "sign the contract" every time they say the Pledge of Allegiance.

12 Pledge Key Terms Pledge Allegiance Flag Republic Nation Indivisible Liberty Justice For All

13 Definitions Pledge- a solemn promise or agreement Allegiance -the loyalty of a citizen to his or her government Flag-a piece of cloth, varying in size, shape, color, and design, usually attached at one edge to a staff or cord, and used as the symbol of a nation, state, or organization Republic-a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them. Nation-a large body of people, associated with a particular territory, that is sufficiently conscious of its unity to seek or to possess a government peculiarly its own Indivisible-not divisible; not separable into parts; incapable of being divided

14 Definitions Cont. Liberty-freedom from external or foreign rule; independence Justice-the quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness For All- DUH

15 People will not defend what they do not cherish, and they will not cherish what they do not understand

16 Definitions Cont. Liberty-freedom from external or foreign rule; independence Justice-the quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness For All- DUH

17 Extreme Makeover: Pledge EditionDue: Wednesday, Aug. 28 Pledge of Allegiance: I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Create a personal Promise of Loyalty to the country in your own words, without using the Key Terms from the original. Instead, synonyms should be used or BETTER YET - create something new, all your own, that has a similar feel to it. Your pledge must include the following:a. Promise to be loyal b. Symbol(s) of the U.S.A. c. U.S. government d. Unity of the nation e. Liberty - justice for all Describe the things YOU hear, see, taste, smell, &/or feel when you read or hear the P.of A. and on patriotic holidays, etc. Final Draft: will need illustrations/images (1-5) to go along with your promise, will be on construction paper (I will provide) and be neat and colorful. Needs to be complete sentences &/or in the form of poetry.

18 The Flag (by M. Hubbard) Red stripes. White stripes. Stars on a sky of blue. The flag stands for freedom for me and for you! I am the Flag


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