Resources on religion and public schools
Religion In The Public Schools
A Primer for Students Parents, Teachers, and School Administrators
American Jewish Committee
The American Jewish Committee publication contains informative pages about religion and the public schools that explain the law regarding school prayer, proselytizing, teaching about religion, evolution, and other issues.
Religion in the Public Schools
ADL has information about religion and the public schools that deals with issues such as prayer in schools, use of school facilities, religion in the curriculum, in a question and answer format and includes scenarios.
Finding Common Ground
First Amendment Center
Finding Common Ground by Charles C. Haynes and Oliver Thomas is a First Amendment guide to religion and public education published by the First Amendment Center.Content-Related ResourcesMiddle East and Israel
Avalon Project at Yale Law School has an excellent collection of primary source documents.
Martin Gilbert Arab-Israeli Conflict History in Maps has an excellent collection of maps relating to the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
MidEast Web is an excellent resource with introductions to all sorts of topics as well as primary source documents.
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides a wide range of historical, demographic, geographic, political and other information relating to Israel.
Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) provides translations of Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu-Pashtu media, as well as original analysis of diverse trends in the Middle East.
International Institute for Counter-Terrorism includes a variety of scholarly research on terrorism in the Middle East and beyond.
Jewish Virtual Library provides a wide range of information relating to Israel.
Justice for Jews from Arab Countries provides information on Jewish refugees from Arab countries.
Bitterlemons presents Israeli and Palestinian viewpoints on prominent issues of concern, specifically the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and peace process.Judaism and Jewish History
Jewish Virtual Library provides a wide range of information on Jewish history and Judaism.
My Jewish Learning provides information on Jewish lifecycle events, beliefs, holidays, culture, texts, and more.
Martin Gilbert Jewish History in maps documents Jewish life around the world from Biblical times to the present.Holocaust and Genocide
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum includes a large number of resources including guidelines for teaching about the Holocaust, historical summaries, lesson plans, online exhibitions, and searchable databases of photographs.
Yad Vashem is Israelís official memorial to the Holocaust. In addition to materials from its museum, the Yad VaShem website has digital archives, academic publications, and E-learning resources.
Martin Gilbert Holocaust Maps depict the history of the Holocaust including mass murders, concentration camps, deportations, and more.
A Teacherís Guide to the Holocaust was produced by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology in the College of Education at the University of South Florida. It provides teacher resources and student activities.
The Holocaust and Genocide: The Betrayal of Humanity is an extensive curriculum guide for grades 9-12 that was developed by the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education. It consists of 7 thematically organized units, each of which contains a variety of readings and student activities. The Commissionís curriculum pagehas part two of the guide as well as guides for other grade levels and guides that address` other genocides.
Note: Local community Holocaust museums may also provide a wealth of information and opportunities for learning. Please contact ICS for advice on local resources.Links to Jewish and Israeli Media
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