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Friday, July 1, 2011

The Story of the Pledge of Allegiance

The Story of The Pledge of Allegiance

Did you know that our Pledge of Allegiance did not originally contain the words under God?

Did you know that Francis Bellamy was the man who wrote the Pledge?

Did you know that the Pledge used to be said with a solute, instead of hand over heart?

I didn't know any of this until my daughter and I read The Story of the Pledge of Allegiance by John Hudson Tiner.

The Story of the Pledge of Allegiance is a small, 48 page book that is jam packed with knowledge of our Pledge.

If you are interested in learning the history of our Pledge, how it came to be, who wrote it, what the Pledge means, and many other facts about our Pledge, than I recommend this book.

We really enjoyed it. It is short enough that it only took us a few days to read it, but full enough that we actually learned a lot.

I really appreciated that it was written from a biblical perspective as well. 

I know we will continue to use this as a reference when we need to quickly find information on our Pledge.

You can use this book on it's own, but it would also make a great addition to a unit study.

We have been learning about the Revolution time period, Betsy Ross, George Washington, America, etc., so this is a perfect addition to our unit study.

At only $6.99, you can't beat the price either. 

I think it would make a great addition to your library as well.

I received this book from New Leaf Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation has been given to me.


tikvah73 said...

We liked it too!

The Adventurer said...

I knew about "under god" being added later but the rest I didn't know. Going to see if our library has this book:) Thanks for linking up ot the NOBH


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