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Separating of Church and State

Description: In this activity in Bill of Rights in Action students take a position on issues related to separation of Church and State. Additional sources from Archiving Early America will enrich the debate including Original Intent and The Free Exercise of Religion America's Government Is Secular Standards 8.2.5, 11.3.5, 12.1.6, and 12.10 civics

Author: Constitutional Rights Foundation

Lesson ID: 940

Should Students Have the Right to Lead Prayers at Public School Events?

Description: The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that adults who lead religious exercise in the classroom or at school events violate the establishment clause of the First Amendment. But what if a student leads a prayer at a graduation or even a football game? Standards 11.3.5, 12.5.1, and 12.10

Author: Constitutional Rights Foundation

Lesson ID: 1579


Description: Learn about the role that spirituals have played in African American history and religion. Begin by reviewing the combination of history and cultural factors that contributed to the development of the spiritual. Then explore the community building power of this combination by listening to a performance of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot." Then turn to the 19th-century biography of Harriet Tubman to examine how she used spirituals as a secret signal to fugitive slaves on the Underground Railroad. Against this background, reconsider the impact of the line from "an old Negro spiritual" with which Martin Luther King, Jr., ended his famous "I Have A Dream" speech and the influence of spirituals on his speaking style. Standards 8.9.0, 8.9.1, and 11.3.1

Author: EdSITEMent

Lesson ID: 972

The Joseph Bellamy House: The Great Awakening in Puritan New England

Description: Gain a deeper understanding of the Great Awakening as well as the role Puritan ministers played in 18th-century New England by examining the life of Joseph Bellamy in this Teaching with Historic Places lesson. During this era, some people were worried that Americans were becoming too materialistic and that they needed a spiritual rebirth. Joseph Bellamy is one of several famous ministers, including Jonathan Edwards and George Whitfield, who traveled around New England preaching in emotional and simple language that appealed to people of all social classes. Standards 8.1.1 and 11.3.2

Author: Barbara Bradbury Pape, Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden

Lesson ID: 1045

Three Religions in Virginia

Description: On this journey, you will assume a role representing the English colonists, the Africans, or the Native Americans of Jamestown. The governor has decided to give each group the opportunity to voice opinions and support reasons for wanting to have religious liberties. He would like for each group to draft a document defining its faith and to give reasons why its religion best suits the colony. He has ordered his men to instruct each group to research its religion and to examine the social issues surrounding these beliefs. Through this journey, each group will create a document of religious liberties to which they believe that they are entitled to practice while residing in Jamestown. Standards 5.4.3, 8.2.5 and 11.3.0 general

Author: Chad C. Fairey and Michelle Ahn, JamesQuest Project

Lesson ID: 1100

Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom

Description: This eLesson on the First Amendment in history focuses on an important precursor to the First Amendment. The Virginia Statute for Religious Liberty, written by Thomas Jefferson in 1786, protected freedom of religion in two ways: by protecting against government-established religion, and preventing the government from restricting individual beliefs. This statute led to the disestablishment of the state church of Virginia, and ultimately helped bring about the end of all state-mandated religion. After reviewing selections from the Statute, students answer these questions: Why did Thomas Jefferson and James Madison oppose state-established religion? 2. What did the Virginia Statute for Religious freedom emphasize about the human mind? 3. What was the effect of the law in the state of Virginia? 4. In what way was the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom a precursor of the First Amendment?s protection of freedom of religion? Standards 8.2.5, 11.3.5 and 12.3.3

Author: Bill of Rights Institute

Lesson ID: 1462

With Liberty and Justice for All

Description: Students will struggle with the same challenges faced by the Supreme Court -- how to balance the rights of individuals to exercise their civil liberties and the needs and goals of others in society. Students will reflect on their own ideas of liberty, and learn how to define and identify civil liberties. Through a historic case study involving the Pledge of Allegiance, they will analyze First Amendment rights in light of laws passed to increase citizenship, knowledge of our country, and patriotism. Standards 11.3.5, 12.3.3, 12.5.1 and 12.10

Author: Lena Morreale Scott, Street Law

Lesson ID: 1517

You Are Free to Exercise

Description: Religious liberty is an inalienable right. At the heart of what it means to be an American citizen, religious liberty includes the right to freely practice any religion or no religion without government coercion or control. This was true in the decades before the Declaration of Independence, when many people came to North America to escape religious persecution in Europe. This was true in 1791 when the Bill of Rights was ratified in a predominantly Protestant country. It is true today. Expanding religious pluralism in today's society challenges and affirms America's belief in freedom of conscience. Select lesson 6 from the list at this URL. Standards 11.3.5, 12.2.1, and 12.5.1 civics

Author: The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center

Lesson ID: 1297

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