Dictatorial leaders consolidate power by requiring absolute loyalty to them.
- 1How does taking an oath affect a person’s actions?
- 2How does an oath to defend a Constitution differ from an oath to support a specific leader?
Ask the class, What is an oath? What purpose does it mean to take an oath?
Direct students to the resource, ‘Pledging Allegiance’ by Facing History and Ourselves. Divide the class into groups of 3-5 and have them read through the resource as a group.
In their groups of 3-5, have students discuss the Connection Questions at the bottom of the resource page.
Wisconsin Academic Standards
This lessons meets the following Academic Standards required by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.