Tag Archives: United States

Booklet: Making Friends,Being Friends

The Spring 2006 activity booklet contains lesson plans that illustrate to teachers how the themes in the Mix It Up program can be incorporated into certain discussions, events, and holiday celebrations. The lesson plans in this booklet are for activities titled: Mix It Up on Valentine’s Day, Mix It Up About Gender, Mix [...]

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Approach to Teaching Religious Tolerance

This link contains a lesson plan for teaching about religious tolerance. The lesson plan focuses around the concept of religious freedom and how this issue is critical to understanding rights in the United States. References to the Constitution, specifically the First Amendment, are made throughout the lesson plan. Emphasis is placed on discussing the major [...]

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Teaching about Religion

The web site is designed to assist teachers of middle grades and secondary level history and social science programs especially in the areas of teaching about religion in history, social studies, and religious studies.  It aims to encourage students toward open-minded and objective consideration of the diverse worldviews they may study in history, and the [...]

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Ed Helper

This web-page is an online subscription service, which provides a wide range of materials and inspiration to teachers and homeschooling parents, about world religions. It describes religions overall, but also has a more specific description of a long list of religions. The page also includes worksheets and printable versions. Some of the postings [...]

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Use literature to teach tolerance

This website is a lesson plan that commemorates 9/11 by teaching tolerance through literature. This lesson plan utilizes literature to teach about tolerance to elementary and middle school students. The literature listed on this website includes novels and short stories that address the theme of tolerance in different ways. The literature in this lesson plan [...]

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Civic Education – Character and Citizenship Education: A Class Citizenship Tree for Elementary Students

An Educator's Reference Desk Lesson Plan on character and citizenship education. The Purpose is to present to elementary students the characteristics that define a socially healthy citizen.
This lesson requires a list of equipment that is to be found on the website.

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ABCs of Religion in Schools

This activity encourages teachers to teach students about world religions as an integrated part of academic life. The activity stresses maintaining neutrality, keeping the class academic, teaching about the faiths behind certain holidays, and focusing on respect inquiry.

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Celebrating Connections

This activity has students look at various religious traditions and celebrations to find common understanding and differences among them. This activity will involve three classroom periods and also some homework for the students. The class will be divided into groups with each group researching and presenting on a certain religious tradition.

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Mixitup Activity Booklet middle & upper grades

The Fall 2005 activity booklet contains activities and lesson plans for teachers to encourage students to assess social boundaries at school, challenge their schools’ group divisions, and assess the perceptions of different people. The activity Mix It Up Survey is an activity asking students to survey their school. Map It Out is an [...]

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Building Bridges. A Peace Corps Classroom Guide to Cross-Cultural Understanding

The booklet provides short, adaptable lesson plans and activities that build cross-cultural awareness, respect, and communication in your classroom. Lessons are flexible, easy to use, and standards-based.

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