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Teaching About Religion

Teaching About Religion

The site offers educational information in the form of a worldview sampler, background information on a broad range of topics (e.g. religious liberty, teaching about religion and the nonreligious worldview, civic responsibilities), links to free lesson plans, links to other sites, position statements, historical information and source material, and resources of additional interest to public school educators, especially in the areas of social science and history. Specific material highlights social issues and civic concerns associated with introducing religion as subject matter into public school curricula. There are also on-line lessons a teacher can study. The lessons focus on the necessity for religious neutrality in public schools and offer the teacher guidance on creating within the classroom a "level playing field" for learners inclusive of disparate worldviews and a "civic climate" that is respectful of the freedom of conscience of all the youngsters.


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