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Hossain, Kazi I. – Multicultural Education, 2013
This article provides strategies that are recommended to elementary school teachers to help students in the U.S. understand Islam and its followers. It discusses the importance of cultural and historical studies in making students aware of the value of Islam to its followers. Three strategies described herein are: the concept of similarities, the…
Descriptors: Islam, Islamic Culture, Elementary School Teachers, Cultural Awareness
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Ciocchetti, Corey – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2014
This article represents background material that can be used e along with the "United States v. Windsor" case to teach Constitutional Law (particularly federalism, due process, and equal protection) and the legal debate surrounding same-sex marriage in America. Professors may assign it as background reading before or after a…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Marriage, Homosexuality
Diamond, Miriam R., Ed. – Stylus Publishing, LLC, 2008
The purpose of this book is to explore what happens--and what can happen--in the higher education, and even secondary school, classroom when course content meets or collides with students' religious beliefs. It also considers the impact on learning in an environment where students may feel threatened, angry, misunderstood, or in which they feel…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Religion, Religious Factors, Psychological Patterns
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Obijiofor, Chinwe Latanya – Reading Teacher, 2003
Outlines seven principles, in Swahili and English, of Kwanzaa, known as the Nguzo Saba: umoja (unity), kujichagulia (self-determination), ujima (collective work and responsibility), ujamaa (cooperative economics), nia (purpose), kuumba (creativity), and imani (faith). Uses these principles to lay the foundation for a problem-posing education in…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Creativity, Grade 1, Group Unity
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Singh, B. R. – Educational Studies, 1987
Argues for a multi-faith religious education in primary schools that goes beyond merely teaching facts about many religions to providing insights into the lives of believers in different faiths. Discusses benefits to inter-faith communication and understanding and suggests content and method selection for achieving this educational goal.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Interfaith Relations, Religion
Sartorius, Tara Cady – Arts & Activities, 2002
Provides background information on the life and career of artist Faith Ringgold. Focuses on her work of art "Under a Blood Red Sky" and includes information on its subject matter. Includes lessons in visual arts, social studies, language arts, and music. (CMK)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art History, Art Products, Artists
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Myers, Barbara Kimes; Martin, Mary Pat – Young Children, 1993
Provides a framework that early childhood professionals can use to think and talk about faith and institutionalized religion in terms of the social contexts of young children. Suggests ways in which issues related to faith can be appropriately addressed in nonsectarian early childhood programs. (BB)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Classroom Environment, Concept Formation, Early Childhood Education
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Levy, Foster – American Biology Teacher, 2000
Presents investigative approaches to teaching molecular biology. Emphasizes a deductive determination of the nature of nucleic acids visualized in a gel, and a comparison of different genomes. Asks why students should take it on faith that what they view on a gel is DNA. (SAH)
Descriptors: DNA, Higher Education, Inquiry, Molecular Biology
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Bray, Pamela – School Arts, 1989
Describes Faith Ringgold's artistic efforts to create quilts that combine art and ideas in such a way that neither suffers. Gives a biographical sketch of this artist. Provides a tear out art print of "Church Picnic Story Quilt" and suggests activities for elementary and secondary lessons. (KO)
Descriptors: Art Education, Black Culture, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Images
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Robbins, Bruce – English Journal, 1998
Argues that when introductory activities to the classics begin with background information, it can upstage or confine the life of the story, and shows little faith in the students as readers or in the literature itself. Suggests sometimes letting the literature begin, and then helping students make sense of it. Discusses examples from "To Kill a…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classics (Literature), English Instruction, Literature Appreciation
Wolowelsky, Joel B. – Ten Da'at, 1997
Addresses the apparent conflicts between the ideas of evolutionary biology and the Jewish faith, especially those related to literal interpretations of the Old Testament. Believes that lurking behind the would-be debate between the Torah and evolution is either a shallow understanding of the Torah, or an unsophisticated appreciation of science, or…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Biology, Creationism, Evolution
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Esbenshade, Donald H., Jr. – American Biology Teacher, 1993
Presents insights into the depth and importance of religious issues for students in science classes. Among the findings are that 69% of surveyed private academy students interested in a science career indicated that personal faith could affect their career choice. (PR)
Descriptors: Biology, Career Choice, College Science, High Schools
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Pellicano, Grace; Pellicano, Roy R. – Social Science Record, 1987
Provides a secondary teaching unit on the Islamic religious faith and government. Maintains that students must understand the totality of Islam in order to make sense of recent events in Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Nigeria, and the Sudan. Included are complete teaching instructions and necessary handouts. (JDH)
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Cultural Differences, Government Role, Islam
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Andrews, Ian A. – Canadian Social Studies, 1998
Presents an eclectic crossword puzzle that includes references to many faiths, religious personalities, and specific historical events with religious significance. Finds that this puzzle could be an interesting indicator of religious and historical knowledge (or lack of knowledge) of the average high school student. Includes the clues and word…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, High Schools, History
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Partington, Geoffrey – Religious Education, 1989
Presents a plan for studying the First Book of Samuel as a way to teach history using original text. Outlines a unit dealing with the establishment of the Jewish monarchy. Contends that the Old Testament is either neglected or presented inadequately for understanding history or building faith. (KO)
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Judaism
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