Race for Riches
Freedom of religion is a Bible principle as well as a privilege of living in America.
Portugal was the first European country to seek new waterways to the East.
The Explorer Portfolio will be a scrapbook type of information about explorers. Each student creates a scrapbook of their own.
Use page-protector sleeves. Pages can be put in a 3-ring notebook or a colored 3-ring paper folder. (You can make these booklets ahead of time and let the students slip their work inside the page-protector sleeves.)
Students can add to this scrapbook throughout the year. Add important people and events.
Explorations and Discussions: Is Freedom of Religion Important?
Groups: Do you think that freedom of religion is important? Why or why not? (2 minutes)
Groups: How does the First amendment to the United States Constitution guarantee freedom of religion? (3-4 minutes for students to read the First Amendment and make observations.) (It prohibits the government from making an official religion and allows people to practice the religion of their choice or none at all.)
Groups: How would you be personally affected if the right to freedom of religion were taken away?
Groups: Freedom of religion is a Biblical principle. Find Bible texts or incidents that would show freedom of religion is a God thing. (5 minutes) Below are listed a few basic ideas:
Groups will use the ideas from class as a basis for making posters or mobile to illustrate Freedom of Religion.