Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

Monthly Update sign up
Mailing List signup
Making Civics Real Workshop 1: Freedom of Religion  
Home    |    Workshops 1-8    |    Tools for Teaching    |    Support Materials    |    Site Map

Workshop 1

Workshop Session
Lesson Plan
Teacher Perspectives
Student Perspectives
Essential Readings
Other Lessons
Lesson Plan: Lesson-Specific Standards

This lesson addresses the national standards listed below.

From the Center for Civic Education's National Standards for Civics and Government (1994):

Students should be able to evaluate, take, and defend positions on:

  • the importance of the rule of law and the sources, purposes, and functions of law.
  • the fundamental values and principles of American political life and their importance to the maintenance of constitutional democracy.
  • issues in which fundamental values and principles may be in conflict.
  • issues regarding the judicial protection of individual rights.
  • issues regarding personal rights.
  • issues regarding the proper scope and limits of rights.
  • the importance to American constitutional democracy of dispositions that foster respect for individual worth and human dignity.

Students should be able to explain the importance of knowledge to competent and responsible participation in American democracy.

From the National Council for the Social Studies's Expectations of Excellence : Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (1994):

Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of:

  • how people create and change structures of power, authority, and governance.
  • ideals, principles, and practices of citizenship in a democratic republic.


© Annenberg Foundation 2017. All rights reserved. Legal Policy