Have you ever had to teach a subject you weren’t very familiar with? Outside of class, you were reading the textbook just ahead of your students, asking other teachers and community members for help and looking for digestible summaries of topics when trying to prepare.
Teaching about religion may sound difficult if you do not have a background in religious studies or a personal affiliation. But Tanenbaum and Teaching Tolerance believe that educators are completely capable of addressing religious diversity in a respectful, informed way—expert or not! What’s more, teaching about religious and nonreligious identities helps students develop religious literacy—a vital skill for the twenty-first century.
C3 Webinar Series: This webinar series has been designed to introduce you to the C3 Framework. The series includes four webinars videos presented below along with a self-paced exercise to extend your understanding of the C3. The webinars focus on the four dimensions of the C3 Framework’s Inquiry Arc.
The 2015 Conference will include a special strand that will focus on the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework. Sessions, panels and practice exchanges developed through the NCSS C3 Literacy Collaborative project will introduce you to new C3 resources and provide an opportunity to exchange ideas with your peers on bringing C3 to life in your classroom, school, district and state. Click here for full schedule C3 events at NCSS.