The Establishment Clause and Lee v. Weisman

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Prayer as a part of a public school graduation? The 1992 Supreme Court decision in the case of Lee v. Weisman is the focus of a series of activities that has class members investigate other rulings related to the Establishment Clause in the First Amendment.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have kids investigate the graduation ceremony held at their school
Classroom Considerations

  • There is a $35.00 charge for the DVD of the Lee v. Weisman documentary
Pros

  • The plan is carefully scaffolded and richly detailed
  • The 24-page packet includes detailed directions for the activities, the text of the decision, response guides for the documentary, and an essay prompt
Cons

  • The documentary must be purchased