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Showing Grade 11, Unit 3, Religion and Society
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Letter from Birmingham Jail - Martin Luther King, Jr.

http://almaz.com/nobel/peace/MLK-jail.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: In this letter, Martin Luther King answers the criticism of fellow clergymen relating to the demonstrations and other civil disobedience of the Civil Rights Movement. He outlines why he thinks the fight against injustice is the essential task for all Christians. Standards 11.3.1 and 11.10.4

Comments: This site, part of the Stanford MLK Papers Project, links to the orginal letter of criticism from the clergy which helps put this document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1957

Luther Sparks the Protestant Reformation

http://www.crf-usa.org/bria/bria17_1.htm#luther

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This discussion of the Protestant Reformation describes the actions and ideas of Luther and how these differ from the doctrines of the Catholic Church. There are discussion questions at the end, followed by an activity on the separation of Church and State in the U.S. Standards 7.9.2 and 11.3.5

Comments: This is a Constituitional Rights Foundation Bill of Rights in Action article.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2030

Religion and Revolution

http://www.wfu.edu/~matthetl/perspectives/five.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is the text of a second lecture by historian Terry Matthews at Wake Forest University describing connections between religious beliefs of the day and the American Revolution. Matthews argues here that the Declaration of Independence was a religious document. The religion that infused it was Deism. This was clear in its assertion of inherent rights that can be intuited by human reason. Deism was the religion of the Enlightenment with its emphasis on the human ability to shape and order society into a harmonious and prosperous civilization. Matthews also says that the idea of a compact between the governed and government was little more than a secular version of Calvinist Covenant Theology.Standards 8.1.1, 10.1.1, 11.1.2, and 11.3.1

Comments: This is very difficult-to-find information in a readable format.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2613

Religion and the American Revolution

http://www.nhc.rtp.nc.us/tserve/eighteen/ekeyinfo/erelrev.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This Diving America site has excellent teacher background information on the role of relgion in early American history including Puritan beliefs and their influence, the role of the Church of England in early America, and the influence of religion on the American Revolution. Standard 11.3.1

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 955

Rise of Fundamentalism

http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/twenty/tkeyinfo/fundam.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This essay by Grant Wacker of Duke University is part of the Divining of America series of the National Humanities Center. It has links to websites on many of the key evangelists of the 20th century. Standard 11.3.2

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2648

Robert Raikes and Sunday Schools

http://www.infed.org/walking/wa-raikes.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Robert Raikes, editor and publisher of the Glouster Journal,has been credited with starting the Sunday school movement that began in England and spread quickly to America in the late 18th c. These schools became crucial working class institutions for teaching basic skills, values, and providing social services. Standards 8.6.5 and 11.3.1

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 379

Second Great Awakening

http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/H/1994/ch4_p13.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is part of the award-winning University of Groningen site on American history featuring a look at the period from Revolution to Reconstruction. It argues that The Second Great Awakening applied Christian teaching to the resolution of social problems and so presaged the Social Gospel of the late 19th century. It also showed that America was becoming a more diverse nation in the early to mid-19th century, and the growing differences within American Protestantism reflected and contributed to this diversity. Standard 11.3.2

Comments: This is very difficult-to-find information in a readable format.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2738

The Persecution of the Mormons

http://www.crf-usa.org/bria/bria17_1.htm#mormons

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This Constitutional Rights Foundation article traces the history and persecution of the Mormons in the 19th century from Joseph Smith to the 1879 Reynolds v the U.S. trial which challenged the Mormon practice of polygamy. There are discussion questions at the end followed by an activity on separation of church and state in the U.S. Standards 11.3.3 and 11.3.5

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3064

The Religious Freedom Page

http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is an index of religion-related Supreme Court decisions, religious references in the Constitution and Bill of Rights and other links and references to material showing the relationship between America's democratic society and religion. Standard 11.3.5 and 12.10 civics

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3078

The Wounded Knee Massacre: Ghost Dance Religion

http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/acs/1890s/woundedknee/WKghost.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This secondary text from the Bowling Green State University History Department links to a primary source account of the Ghost Dance and the religious ideas behind it. It shows the importance of religion in Indian thinking and the reaction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs to religious ideas they didn't understand. Standards 11.3.1 and 11.3.3

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3117

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