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Religious Celebration in the Classroom

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BC: Works Cited Ayers, S.J. & Reid, S. (2005). Teaching about religion in elementary school: The experience of one Texas district. The Social Studies. January/February 2005. pp. 14-17. Epley, B.G. (2007). The establishment clause and public schools in the 21st century. NASSP Bulletin. 91(3). pp. 181-200. Freedom Forum. Religious Holidays in the Public Schools. Religious Holidays in the Public Schools. 2008. American Federation of Teachers. 17 Nov. 2008 . Loschert, K. (2003). Keeping the faith. NEA Today. November 2003. (2005).Maryland considers religious holiday leave for students. Church & State. 58(2), 21. Myers, E.M. & Myers, B.K. (2001). Holidays in public school kindergarten: An avenue for emerging religious and spiritual literacy. Childhood Education. 78(2). pp. 79-84. Walsh, M. (2007). Justices decline appeal on school holiday displays. Education Week. 26(25). pp. 23.

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1: "Since 1776 the United States has grown from a nation of relatively few religious differences to one of countless religious groups" (Freedom Forum, pg. 3).

3: The Supreme Court has ruled that public schools may not sponsor religious practices but may teach about religion.

5: Skoros v. City of New York (2006) Federal district courts and US Circuit Court of Appeals in 2nd circuit in NY upheld school district policy Ok to display secularized symbols

7: •Make a Chart •Talk to Parents •Make a class book •Send home holiday questionnaire •Turn holiday parties into “friendship feasts” •Use holidays as a way to teach whole world perspective

8: Teacher Ed Programs: PRSE Comparative Religion Instruction How do you handle expressions of faith in the classroom? What can you display in your classroom? What other schools are doing?

11: Why include faith and religion in the classroom anyway?

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  • Title: Religious Celebration in the Classroom
  • This presentation conveys supreme court rulings and contemporary public school practices concerning various demonstrations of religious content in the public school classroom.
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