Guidelines for Teaching about Religion in K-12 Public Schools
These guidelines for teaching about religion were created by a task force of the American Academy of Religion, the professional association of scholars of religion in North America and abroad. They provide legal guidelines and resources for educators, administrators, school board members, parents, and interested citizens on how to teach about religion in constitutionally sound and educationally innovative ways.
The Danger of a Single Story. This TED Talk (2009, 19 mins) by contemporary Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is an eloquent resource for understanding how “single stories” can reproduce prejudice and how a “balance” of stories about any subject can inspire compassion and connection. Appropriate for ages 12-adult and relevant for multiple subjects and topics.
Certificate in Religious Studies & Education
The Harvard Extension School, in partnership with the Harvard Divinity School, offers a professional certificate in Religious Studies & Education designed to provide educators with a multidisciplinary foundation for approaching the study of religion in public school classrooms or in other educational settings focused on learning about religion. Read more.