Develop a Personal, Family or School Creed

Each school day morning many students in the United States recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. The American Creed was written in 1917 by William Tyler Page and approved by the Congress.

Some organizations and clubs place a value on a creed. For example: 4-H members have a creed.

John Davison Rockefeller, Jr., a philanthropist, wrote and acted upon a personal creed called, I Believe. His creed is on display at the Rockefeller Center in New York City.

The Urban Prep Charter Academy For Young Men has developed a school creed. The students recite it each morning. Read it here on the school's web site. Learn more about the school on CNN








What is the basic theme of all these creeds?


What is the purpose of reciting a creed?


Develop a creed for yourself, your family, your class or your school.

What should be included in the creed? (What are your shared beliefs?)


Who should learn and recite the creed?


When should this creed be recited?


How could reciting it promote student success?



"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." Declaration of Independence


quill and potExtend your thinking and writing:

This I Believe essays | Listen to an essay at NPR | Contribute an essay

American Creed Day project

Elections and Voting | Civics & History Resources | Quotes about Government | Exploring Franchise and Elections

Selecting the President Activity | U.S. Constitution - Elections and Terms in Office | Government - The Common Good

Who represents you? | Ballot access issues | Government Reform - Term Limits | Youth voter registration & turnout project

Earmarks | Earmarks versus Bridges | Government, Statistics and the Media | The Unforeseen - who wins?

Government Integrity - The Power of facts from the Web

Watch Google Docs video - How could you use Google Docs to do a project?


Internet Hunts / Nature / Computers / Problem based Learning / Pennsylvania Projects / Puzzles & Projects / Site map / Home

developed by Cynthia J. O'Hora Released to public domain and Posted 1/2007

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