I Pledge Allegiance..and Know What It Means
|Overview:||This lesson will allow students to look at the words they say every morning, The Pledge of Allegiance, and analyze the meaning behind it.|
After completing this activity, students will be able to:
|Time Required:||One class period of 40 minutes.|
|Discipline/Subject:||Exploratory: Reading Workshop|
|Topic/Subject:||Culture, Folklife and Literature|
|Era:||Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877, Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929|
|1.B.2a-Establish purposes for reading; survey materials; ask questions; make predictions; connect, clarify and extend ideas.
1.B.3b-Identify structure (e.g., description, compare/contrast, cause and effect, sequence) of nonfiction texts to improve comprehension.
1.C.2a-Use information to form and refine questions and predictions. 1
1.C.2b-Make and support inferences and form interpretations about main themes and topics.
|Handouts:||Pledge of Allegiance Strips (1 pack per group, print pages 3 & 4 of PDF).|
|Analysis Tools:||Group W, B and O worksheets (print pages 5-7 of PDF).|
|Books:||The Pledge of Allegiance by Norman Pearl|
|Library of Congress Items:||Title of Source:The Pledge of allegiance to the flag, 8th Division|
|Title of Source:Mrs. Claire Cumberbatch, of 1303 Dean St., leader of the Bedford Stuyvesant group protesting alleged "segregated" school, leads oath of allegiance.
|Title of Source:Three Thirds of the Nation. Members of the fifth grade, Chcremoya public school of Hollywood, pledge allegiance to the flag during the War Production Board's (WPB) presentation, Three Thirds of the Nation at Hollywood's Radio City on May 27|
|Online Resource||Title:Pledge of Allegiance with Real Meaning-Red Skelton|
|1.||Teacher will post the three LOC pictures, The Pledge of allegiance to the flag, 8th Division, Mrs. Claire
Cumberbatch, of 1303 Dean St., leader of the Bedford Stuyvesant group protesting alleged "segregated"
school, leads oath of allegiance and Three Thirds of the Nation. Members of the fifth grade, Chcremoya
public school of Hollywood, pledge allegiance to the flag during the War Production Board's presentation on
|2.||Students will make a prediction as to what the students are doing in the picture.|
|3.||The teacher will play "The Pledge of Allegiance with Real Meaning" YouTube video for the students.|
|4.||Students will be given Pledge of Allegiance Strips.|
|5.||Students will be given about 10-15 minutes to match up the blue strips (The Pledge of Allegiance) to the red strips (the meaning).|
|6.||The teacher will go over the answers with the groups.|
|7.||Students will be separated into groups (Group W, B and O) based on their AR/Map levels.|
|8.||Students will complete their analysis tools.|
|9.||The teacher will go back to the three LOC pictures of the students on the board and ask the students why they would be standing tall, holding their hand over their heart, and looking at the flag. Why are these words so important that we need to say them each day? Do we always stand proud like the students in the picture? Why should we? What body language do you see in the picture that is different from now.|
The teacher will evaluate the students learning by reflecting on discussion at the end of the unit. Also, the teacher will evaluate the students by their analysis tool.
After lesson is taught once, the teacher will reflect on what went well and what did not go so well. After that, the teacher will create other lessons based around the quote "A few words changed lives, how will yours?" and students will be working in centers in order to complete their own words.
William B. Orenic Intermediate School