Discussing the Pledge of Allegiance on a Forum
Using on online forum, we are learning the opinions of students about the Pledge of Allegiance and whether "under God" should be in the Pledge.
We posted the following forum topic:
"Despite a ban on reciting the Pledge of Allegiance by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in February, public school students are still allowed to say the pledge because the case was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court April 30. Until the Supreme Court overturns the ban or affirms the Appeals Court decision, the ban is stayed.
The Appeals Court banned the pledge on the basis that the phrase “under God” violated the separation of church and state. If the Supreme Court hears the case, it may not make a decision until June 2004."
Source: Hollister (California) Free Lance
1. Do you think that students should say the Pledge of Allegiance in school?
2. Do you think they should say " under God" ?
3. Explain your answer.
We have been regularly checking replies to our post. We have asked the other students to reply to our post and to also read other people's posts. We have received posts from students from other schools, too.
When the discussion is over we will summarize what people thought and present it to our history class. our history teacher may hold a discussion about our summary.
Other categories this belongs to: History
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Other categories this belongs to: Community Service
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