The Changing Pledge

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This is the perfect resource for celebrating Flag Day or introducing the Pledge of Allegiance in the United States to your students! Pupils first investigate an earlier version of the Pledge from 1892 and identify how the document and its recital has evolved. They then learn about Flag Day and its origins through primary source analysis, and finally examine the meanings of American principles as they are expressed in the Preamble of the US Constitution.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Find images and videos to supplement these activities to provide a more visual learning experience. For example, locate a video of President George W. Bush's proclamation or images of the Preamble to display as you analyze their wordings
Classroom Considerations
  • Provide extensive support for Enrichment Activity 3, which asks learners to interview veterans on their feelings about the flag. Discuss how to conduct interviews with sensitivity and respect, and generate a list of appropriate questions together as a class
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