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ERIC Number: ED464859
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2461
Religious Freedom in America.
Kittlaus, Jennifer, Ed.; Bliss, Pam, Ed.
Insights on Law & Society, v1 n2 Win 2001
This magazine aims to help high school teachers of civics, government, history, law, and law-related education program developers educate students about legal issues. This issue focuses on religious freedom in the United States. It contains 11 articles: (1) "Government-Religion Relations in Historical Perspective" (C. Cookson) discusses how differing views of order in colonial, 19th century, and modern times have formed the basis of the relationship between civil authority and religion; (2) "Religious Minorities and the Pressures of Americanization" (E. M. Mazur) discusses how Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, and Native Americans make choices within the U.S. constitutional order; (3) "A Variety of Attitudes toward Church-State Relations" (T. G. Jelen; C. Wilcox) presents the findings of a study suggesting that views of church-state relations in the United States are more complex than previously believed; (4) "Debate: Are Publicly Funded School Voucher Systems Constitutional or Not?" presents "Pro: A Case for Including Religiously Affiliated Schools in Publicly Funded Voucher Systems" (T. S. Collett) and "Con: The Inclusion of Religious Schools in Public Voucher Systems Is Unconstitutional" (C. Dubnoff); (5) "Students in Action" discusses debating church-state and related free speech issues, established churches in colonial times, the establishment clause, religious freedom and today's religious minorities, and the Santa Fe (New Mexico) school prayer or free speech case; (6) "Learning Gateways" provides a lesson plan and student activities; (7) "Supreme Court Roundup" (C. F. Williams) discusses two Fourth Amendment cases the Court takes up during the current term; (8) "News from Capitol Hill" (K. F. Fenske) reviews issues facing the 107th Congress; (9) "Teaching with the News" (W. B. Lewis; C. F. Williams) discusses what the law says about Internet filtering; and (10) "Media Specialist's Corner" (M. Kayaian) offers resource lists dealing with the journal's theme. (BT)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Public Education Div.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: First Amendment