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Freedom of Religion. by Ms. Cupeles I.S. 183. Aim of the Lesson. Students will understand what religious rights the United States of America grants us. Students will learn this by integrating technology through the internet. Introduction (Motivation).

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Freedom of Religion


Ms. Cupeles

I.S. 183

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Aim of the Lesson

  • Students will understand what religious rights the United States of America grants us.

  • Students will learn this by integrating technology through the internet.

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  • Imagine that you are at your church praying, when all of a sudden the police come in and arrest you for breaking the law.

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Think About It….

  • Are youANGRY?

  • Do they have the right to do that to you?

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Your Mission

  • To find out exactly what can be done to protect your rights and prepare your case for when you go to court.

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  • You are about to prepare a case for yourself:

  • First, form groups of five.

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  • Everyone in your group is a part of your legal team.

  • Everyone has a job and must do it to the best of his or her ability in order for the case to be strong.

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Information Needed

  • Who does the Constitution apply to?

  • What does the Constitution say about religion?

  • Have there been any prior cases about religion?

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Roles & Questions

1.One person will find out to whom the Constitution applies.

  • Helpful Websites:



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Roles & Questions

2. One person is to find out what the

Constitution of the United States says about


  • Helpful Websites:



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Roles & Questions

3. Three people are to find any prior court cases regarding religion. Once found they must answer the following questions:

a. What were the names of the cases?

b. What were the decisions?

c. Will they help you win your case? How?

  • Helpful Websites:


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Looking Up the Cases(Applies only to Question 3)

The following steps must be understood before looking at the next three slides. They will give you the step by step websites needed to find the information.

  • Begin with the first website (you can just click on it)

  • It should take you directly to the next website listed (if not then you should just use the automatic link or hyperlink)

  • This process is repeated continually.

  • If followed correctly you should end up with the next site.

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Are you ready?Okay…here we go!!!!ENJOY

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Reynolds v United States

(print page if necessary) Now press back to return to previous screen


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Wisconsin v Yoder

(print page if necessary) press back in order to return to previous screen


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Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye v Hialeah

(print if necessary)Press back to return to previous screen


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Other Resources little advanced) religions) references to the Constitution) religious freedom) of Church and State) (Clinton’s view on religion) cases on freedom of religion) Freedom Restoration Act of 1993)

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Extension of Activity(Optional)

  • For extra credit students may want to transfer their presentations to a slide show. The following software may be used:

  • Hyper Studio Corel Presentation

  • Claris Works Power Point

    *Grading Rubrics will vary according to individual teachers*

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Religious beliefs have always been suppressed and this is why the Constitution came about.

Through this project you have learned that there are many different types of religion and beliefs and that is why our forefathers have given us the Constitution which grants us Freedom of Religion.

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  • English Language Arts:

    1. Students will read, write, listen, and speak for information and understanding.

    2. Students will read, write, listen, and speak for literary response and expression.

    4. Students will read, write, listen, and speak for social interaction.

  • Social Studies

    1. History of the United States

    5. Civics, Citizenship, and Government

  • Science

    2. Students will access, generate, process, and transfer information using appropriate technologies.