Examining the Pledge of Allegiance

  title={Examining the Pledge of Allegiance},
  author={Leisa A. Martin},
  journal={The Social Studies},
  pages={127 - 131}
  • L. A. Martin
  • Published 1 May 2008
  • Sociology, Education
  • The Social Studies
To prepare students for effective citizenship, the author examines the Pledge of Allegiance and explores its meaning, history, and role in American history. The author includes quotes presenting different views of the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance and examples of pledges from different countries. Teachers are encouraged to have students examine their own interpretation of the Pledge. Through this lesson, teachers can promote content and critical-thinking skills as part of citizenship preparation. 

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