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1 The Pledge of Allegiance What is it? What does it mean? Why do we say it? Do I have a right to pass?

2 The Pledge I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all.

3 What does it mean? “I pledge allegiance to the flag” To pledge = to make a promise To have allegiance = to support or be loyal (be a friend)

4 What does it mean? “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America” All 50 States are part of North America. We all live by the same rules, like a family.

5 What does it mean? “I pledge allegiance to the flag, of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands” Republic = a government of representatives elected by the people. (People are free to made choices; they get to vote; people are allowed to be different and to disagree.)

6 What does it mean? “…and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God” God means different things to different people. Some people think about God as Christians, some people think about God as Jews, some as Muslims, some as Buddhists. Every way to think about God is O.K. in our country. There isn’t just one way.

7 What does it mean? “…one nation under God, indivisible…” Indivisible = something that cannot be divided

8 What does it mean? “…one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty, and justice for all.” Liberty = freedom Justice = fairness For all = everybody, everywhere

9 Why do we say it?  To re-affirm  To reflect  To remember

10 Do I have a right to…? You have a right to pass. You have a right to participate.

11 Sennett Pledge Expectations To participate: 1. Stand 2. Place your right hand over your heart. 3. Face the American flag in your classroom. 4. Recite the pledge aloud.

12 Sennett Pledge Expectations To pass: 1. Sit or stand silently.

13 Now that you know the facts, you are able to make an educated decision.

14 Establish classroom guidelines Things to think about… How do people in your classroom feel about the pledge? Do some people opt out because no one else is standing? Should the words be posted in the classroom?


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