1. Chapter 10- This chapter opened with a discussion of the Pledge of Allegiance. Given what you learned about the hidden curriculum, what sort of implicit lessons do you think are begin taught when students say the 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, Indivisible,
with liberty and Justice for all
It's a pledge to fulfill our duties and obligations
as citizens of the United States
and uphold the principles of our constitution.
And, last, but not least,
It's a pledge to maintain the four great freedoms
cherished by all Americans:
Freedom of Speech
Freedom of Religion
Freedom from Want
and Freedom from FEAR!
I -- me, an individual, a committee of one.
Pledge -- dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self pity. Allegiance -- my love and my devotion.
To the flag -- our standard, Old Glory, a symbol of freedom. Wherever she waves, there's respect because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts freedom is everybody's job! United -- that means that we have all come together.
States -- individual communities that have united into 48 great states. Forty-eight individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose; all divided with imaginary boundaries, yet united to a common purpose, and that's love for country. And to the republic -- a state in which sovereign power is invested in representatives chosen by the people to govern. And government is the people and it's from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people. For which it stands, one nation -- one nation, meaning "so blessed by God" Indivisible -- incapable of being divided.
With liberty -- which is freedom -- the right of power to live one's own life without threats, fear or some sort of retaliation. And Justice...
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