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SS Forum examines teaching about religion in public schools

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  • Michael Hutchison
    Finding appropriate methods to teach about religion in public school social studies classes will be the focus of this Wednesday s Social Studies forum in
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 7, 2007
      Finding appropriate methods to teach about religion in public school social
      studies classes will be the focus of this Wednesday's Social Studies forum
      in TAPPED IN.



      Time for this special forum will be 8 p.m. Eastern (5 p.m. Pacific) January
      10 in TAPPED IN (http://www.tappedin.org <http://www.tappedin.org/> .)



      Learn about how to teach about religion in a public school classroom in a
      way that is sensitive to deeply held differences and constitutionally
      protected rights of students and parents. See how the public school
      classroom requires the academic study of religion rather than religious
      study from a believer's perspective. Learn about the civic principles that
      guide teachers in making choices about classroom activities, curriculum
      materials, and discussion topics.



      Joining us for this special session will be Margaret Hill, Director Schools
      of California Online Resources for History Social Science Education (SCORE
      H-SS) http://score.rims.k12.ca.us <http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/> , and
      Director, California Three Rs Project (a program of the First Amendment
      Center and the California County Superintendents Association to help schools
      with issues related to teaching about religion and conflicts related to
      religious liberty). Peg is also Director of the Religion in American
      History Institute, a teaching American history program of the US Department
      of Education.



      As always, TAPPED IN help desk personnel will be on hand to assist new
      users. It's suggested that new users log in at least 10 minutes prior to
      the session in case they need assistance. Persons with questions or wanting
      more information are welcome to e-mail Michael Hutchison off list.









      Michael Hutchison

      Social Studies Teacher

      Lincoln High School, Vincennes, Indiana

      Personal Web Page: http://www.vcsc.k12.in.us/staff/mhutch/ice2000



      Member, Indiana Computer Educators Board of Directors

      2007 Indiana Council for the Social Studies Distinguished Teacher

      2006 Indiana Council for the Social Studies Special Service Award winner

      2003 Lincoln High School Distinguished Alumni

      2002 International Society for Technology in Education Outstanding
      Technology-Using Educator

      2002 Indiana Computer Educators Teacher of the Year





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