ERIC Number: ED114319
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Religion: What Is It? Religion in Elementary Social Studies: Teacher Self-Instructional Kit 1 [And] Evaluation Report.
Allen, Rodney F.; And Others
This kit is the first in a series intended to help classroom teachers think through possibilities for religion study in elementary-level social studies and use the instructional materials developed by the Religion in Elementary Social Studies Project (RESS). The entire RESS project will be available through ERIC and consists of six classroom material packages for grades 1-6, four of which are multimedia teacher training kits. This first booklet contains four major sections which assist the teacher of RESS materials and the parents of children studying the materials. Consisting of a booklet and one audio-cassette (not available through ERIC), this first unit of the kit presents the Supreme Court's opinion on the Schempp and Murray cases for analysis, offers diverse definitions of religion so that participants may refine their own definition, discusses several views of objectivity in light of the Court's usage in the context of religion study, and urges participants to develop and warrant their views on religion study in elementary social studies. Audiovideo tapes supplement the materials and are available from the Division of Instructional Research and Service, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306, after August 1976. The second part of the document is an evaluation report of the materials of Kit 1 by religion scholars and educators and by 100 preservice teachers in university classes. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Programs, Elementary Education, Inservice Education, Instructional Materials, Laws, Religion, Religious Education, Social Studies, Supreme Court Litigation, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Religion - Social Studies Curriculum Project.