Freedom of Religion: Crash Course Government and Politics #24

Americans can practice all religions anywhere in the United States any time they want ... right? Young historians answer the question as they research the true meaning of freedom of religion under the Constitution. A short video, the 24th of a 50-part unit about the US government and politics, introduces several key court cases and encourages discussion on what freedom citizens truly have in regards to practicing any religion they choose—even in schools. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign groups to look into and present the various Supreme Court cases involving religion and rights in the United States 
  • Extend the lesson with a reading on freedom of religion and how the Supreme Court has handled the subject
Classroom Considerations
  • Be sure students have Internet access if assigning for independent viewing
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Animations of key concepts assist visual learners 
  • Outlines primary court cases and terms for assistance in understanding the topic
Cons
  • None