Schools Tackle Lessons on Religion Some World History Texts for Elementary Grades Now Teach about Different Religious Beliefs
Laura Van Tuyl, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
SIXTH graders in Newark, N.J., will find an addition to the standard subjects of their world history books this year: God.
Along with facts about Alexander the Great and the fall of Rome are lessons on the Ten Commandments, the parables of Jesus, the teachings of Confucius, and the tenets of Buddhism.
Religion is back in the classroom. In a growing number of states, school board officials and curriculum advisers are calling for - and in some cases requiring - that history lessons, which typically begin in the fifth grade, include descriptions of major religions and religion's role in shaping history. Public schools in Newark, for example, have adopted history texts …
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Publication information: Article title: Schools Tackle Lessons on Religion Some World History Texts for Elementary Grades Now Teach about Different Religious Beliefs. Contributors: Laura Van Tuyl, writer of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: September 23, 1991. Page number: 12. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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