Public Christmas Displays and Lynch v. Donnelly

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Does a Christmas display on government property violate the Constitution? Learners study the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and learn about the landmark Supreme Court case Lynch v. Donnelly through watching a documentary and hosting a mock community meeting on the issue.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations

  • While originally designed for North Carolina schools, the lesson can easily be adapted for any state
Pros

  • Excellent variety of activities and resources, including an online quiz on the separation of church and state, image analysis, and viewing guide for video clip 
  • Clear and detailed instructional guidelines throughout lesson
  • All activity handouts included
Cons

  • None