This is the first Socratic Circle I do with my students. Even though they say it every morning, they told me this was the first time they had ever talked about what the words meant. In this packet I include the handout I give students to take notes on the Pledge of Allegiance, the questions I wrote to start the conversation going for each group and the background information on the text. Background information includes definitions of key terms as well as information on why it was written and how the words have changed over time. This is all you need to pull off your first Socratic Circle discussion.