ERIC Number: ED439078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching about Religion in American Life: A First Amendment Guide.
Haynes, Charles C.
A new consensus supported by the leadership of many religious and educational organizations sees the study of religion as essential if students are to be educated about the history and culture of the United States. This teaching guide is designed to accompany the 17-volume series, "Religion in American Life," aimed at young adults and general readers. The guide introduces the series and suggests how it may be used in the classroom in ways that are both constitutionally permissible and educationally sound. After introductory material about the series, the guide is divided into the following sections: (1) "The Civic and Constitutional Frameworks"; (2) "The New Consensus on Teaching about Religion"; (3) "Textbooks and Standards"; (4) "How To Teach about Religion"; (5) "Using Religion in American Life"; (6) "Opportunities for Teacher Education"; and (7) "Resources and Programs." More information about the "Religion in American Life" series and about the First Amendment Center concludes the guide. (BT)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Religion, Religion Studies, Social Studies, United States History
First Amendment Center, 1207 18th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212. Tel: 800-451-7556 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Freedom Forum, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN. Freedom Forum First Amendment Center.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: First Amendment