Freedom of Speech and Automatic Language: Examining the Pledge of Allegiance


  • Aug 29 2010 12:52 PM

    Matching // Celeste Higby

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This ReadWriteThink lesson is based on a study of the Pledge of Allegiance. This lesson plan asks students to explore rote learning and their own right to freedom of speech by examining the Pledge of Allegiance from a historical and personal perspective and in relationship to fictional situations in novels they have read. Using a novel such as "Speak" by Laurie Halse Andersen or "Nothing But the Truth" by Avi, students learn how characters in the story deal with free speech issues in varying ways and are invited to think about pledges that they are willing to make and how they express their freedom of speech. This resource provides links to teacher and student materials, a student interactive, and related Web sites. Less

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 9 to 12

    Topics: U.S. Constitution, Literature, History-Social Science, English-Language Arts, Reading Comprehension, United States History