What are the First Amendment rights? How do you resolve questions about the rights of students, educators, and parents in a school setting? This book answers those questions and more. It provides a civic and legal framework for giving all members of the school community-students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community members-a real voice in shaping the life of the school. The book is available for sale at ASCD.org for $26.95.
This First Amendment guide to religion and public education, authored by Charles Haynes and Oliver Thomas, addresses the most contentious religious liberty issues facing schools today. It includes strategies for resolving community disputes over religion in public education.
The book is available for download as an Adobe Acrobat file or for sale at Amazon.com for $19.95. Orders of ten books or more are
for a discount price of $10 per copy -- contact Euraine Brooks (703/284-2809) for more information.
Pew conference report sponsored by the First Amendment Center and the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.
Taking Religion Seriously Across the Curriculum, by Warren A. Nord and Charles C. Haynes, was published by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the First Amendment Center.
Articles on religion and the public schools reprinted from the Journal of the California Council for the Social Studies.
Religious Liberty, Public Education, and the Future of American Democracy: A Statement of Principles
A First Amendment guide to enhancing the mission of public education.
This document is also available in Spanish.
Religious Liberty in American Life
A working document by the First Amendment Center and the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
This document is also
This guide answers eighteen questions frequently asked about teaching religion in public schools.
This publication was prepared by Susan L. Douglass of the Council on Islamic Education in collaboration with the First Amendment Center.
The Bible and Public Schools: A First Amendment Guide is published by the National Bible Association and the First Amendment Center.
This guide provides specific recommendations for incorporating the influence of religion and religious events into the teaching of history.
This Newsweek Newsource provides eleven lesson plans addressing the five freedoms of the First Amendment. This joint effort by First Amendment Schools and the Newsweek Education Program includes primary-source documents, case studies, and a teacher's guide. These lessons are also available in HTML format in the lesson plans section of this Web site.
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