Presentation on theme: "The Pledge of Allegiance"— Presentation transcript:
1The Pledge of Allegiance What is it?What does it mean?Why do we say it?Do I have a right to pass?
2The 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.
3What does it mean? “I pledge allegiance to the flag” To pledge = to make a promiseTo have allegiance = to support or be loyal (be a friend)
4What does it mean?“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America”All 50 States are partof North America.We all live by the same rules, like a family.
5What 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.)
6What 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.
7What does it mean? “…one nation under God, indivisible…” Indivisible = something that cannot be divided
8For all = everybody, everywhere What does it mean?“…one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty, and justice for all.”Liberty = freedom Justice = fairnessFor all = everybody, everywhere
9Why do we say it?To re-affirmTo reflectTo remember
10Do I have a right to…? You have a right to pass. You have a right to participate.
11Sennett Pledge Expectations To participate:StandPlace your right hand over your heart.Face the American flag in your classroom.Recite the pledge aloud.
12Sennett Pledge Expectations To pass:Sit or stand silently.
13Now that you know the facts, you are able to make an educated decision.
14Establish 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?