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178 reviewed resources for religion in public schools

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Religious Expression in Public Schools

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore religious expression in the United States. In this religious freedom lesson plan, students read a handout regarding Religious Freedom Day and other handouts regarding religious expression in public schools. Young...
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Setting the Stage: What is the Proper Context for Teaching Religion in Public Schools?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate methods of teaching of religion in public schools. They create a t-chart, 3 creative scenarios involving the teaching of religion, and an appropriate lesson plan that deals...
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Religion in the Schools

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The requirements of the Equal Access Act are studied and applied to factual situations. By looking at the particular contexts suggested your class can examine the difficulties faced by administrators in whether they should permit...
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Exercise in Conflict Resolution

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
How do major religions, including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, differ in how they view the role of individual freedoms within society, the definition of morality, and the importance of politically satisfying the greater good? Here...
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Religion in Public Schools

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the presence of religion in public institutions. In this ethics lesson, students focus on one aspect of the presence of religion in public institutions, and the controversy surrounding religion in the public schools....
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Personal and Civic Values in Islam

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners compare and contrast values expressed by contemporary Muslims to those expressed in the Quran. They link values expressed by contemporary Muslims to primary sources from early Islamic history and explain how these values relate...
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Islamic Society: A Lesson in Surrender

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the third pillar of Islam. They discover the influence of Islamic ideas and practices on other cultures, Explore the various meanings of social group and the ways that each group functions. Then, they research the...
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Public Schools and Prayer - Do They Mix?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars discuss and research different Supreme Court cases and examine religious freedom and prayer in public schools.
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Engel v. Vitale

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
"Is school-sponsored prayer in public schools unconstitutional?" That is the question teams debate as they consider the arguments presented to the Supreme Court in Engel v. Vitale. The attorneys study the provided talking points and...
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Religion in Public Schools

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders conduct research on important background information regarding the role of religion in American public schools. In this Ethics lesson plan, 7th graders examine and become familiar with the First Amendment of the Bill of...
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Religious Expression in Public Schools

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Young scholars divide into small groups, each one taking one of the sections of the letter from Secretary Riley, "Legal Guidelines on Religious Expression in Public Schools," the letter from Secretary Paige, and the document "Guidance on...
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Bullying Around Racism, Religion and Culture

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Racism, antisemitism, Islamophobia. How to counter prejudice-driven bullying in schools is the focus of a packet of materials that provides information and advice on how to respond to and prevent bullying, materials for in-service and...
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Examining Primary Sources: The Ten Commandments

For Students 10th - 12th
Your home-school, Sunday school, or private Christian school students can build critical thinking and textual analysis skills by taking a look at Ten Commandments. They use this worksheet to analyze and break down textual meaning in an...
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The Establishment Clause and Lee v. Weisman

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Prayer as a part of a public school graduation? The 1992 Supreme Court decision in the case of Lee v. Weisman is the focus of a series of activities that has class members investigate other rulings related to the Establishment Clause in...
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Gender Roles in Ancient Egyptian Society

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
After reading about the legal status of women in the Old Kingdom of ancient Egypt and doing some additional research, your young historians will work in groups to develop short skits that reflect a typical gender-role related scenario...
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Preserving the Bill of Rights

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Consider how America's founding fathers and their experiences contributed to the rights we all enjoy today. A collection of reading, writing, and collaborative exercises prompt high schoolers to think about the ways their current lives...
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Religion, Culture, and Diversity

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students study world religions. In this diversity lesson, students interview their grandparents and other older adults about their religious beliefs and traditions. Students research world religions and discuss the diversity of cultural...
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Your 1st Amendment Rights

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why should classes care about the First Amendment? An engaging lesson serves as a powerful tool for answering just that. As all four cases in the lesson relate directly to freedom of expression in schools, young scholars explore the...
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Do You Have a Prayer?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore religious freedoms. In this First Amendment lesson, students discuss the ramifications of freedom of religion in public schools. High schoolers research the Equal Access Act and a Supreme Court case pertaining to...
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Identity and Religion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view and discuss the public television program, Wide Angle: Young, Muslim, and French. They research and write a position in favor of or against the headscarf ban in France, and examine the influence of media in shaping...
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Arts of the Islamic World

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learn more about the history and five pillars of Islam with an extensive resource that focuses on the religion's connection to art. Focusing on calligraphy, textiles, and architecture, the packet illustrates the beauty of the artistic...
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What IS the Difference Between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims?

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
The distinction between Shiite and Sunni Muslims is an often misunderstood concept, yet very important for its implications in global affairs and for a more comprehensive understanding of the religion of Islam.
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Towards Separation of Church and State in Gloucester

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Explore New England government in the 1700's with your class. They will identify historical documents as primary or secondary sources, then read and discuss the significance of these documents as they relate to the "freedom of religion"...
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The Ten Commandments

For Students 7th - 9th
This resource would be great for a Bible study group, private school, or those delving into the laws established by Moses for the Jewish people. Young theologians read the Ten Commandments as outlined in the Hebrew Bible. They then...