Deliberating in a Democracy: Religious Symbols in Public Schools

Does the First Amendment protect the display of religious symbols in school? Learners discover the religious rights of students in the United States, and analyze reasons for and against banning religious displays.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • This is a great lesson to include during your study of the Bill of Rights or the United States Supreme Court
  • Excellent opportunity to practice providing arguments supported by evidence and engaging in respectful discussion
Pros

  • All activity handouts included
  • Detailed instructional guidelines
Cons

  • None
Common Core