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Holiday Headache: How To Handle Religious Holidays In Public Schools

Nowadays, you need to arm yourself with knowledge when religious holidays come around so you don't slip up and do or say the 'wrong thing'. December is a tough time of the year when dealing with this issue but there are over one hundred religious holidays during the school year that you need to be aware of. In this collection, there are lists of religious holidays with descriptions, legal guidelines as well as lesson plans and activities to get you going.
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Holiday Headache: How To Handle Religious Holidays In Public Schools
  • Nikki Greene says:
    This list is very helpful because it is laid out by month and lists all religious holidays within that month. Additionally, it describes the holiday, dates for that year and the general practices associated with the specific holiday. I will keep this resource in my favorites list and print out each month to be prepared. At the beginning of each month, I would design a lesson on the religious holidays for that month. This recognizes and teaches the holidays that are coming.
  • Nikki Greene says:
    This site includes a bevy of lesson plans and activities for third to twelfth grade students. Now that you are armed with information to keep you legal and responsible, here are the plans to carry it all out. Now you can stop worrying and start having some fun with it!
  • colorincolorado.org
    colorincolorado.org

    Culturally Responsive Instruction for Holiday and Religious Celebrations

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    Nikki Greene says:
    The United States is known as the melting pot for the world. Because of this, we need to provide meaningful multicultural education. I mentioned before that I would plan a lesson each month to discuss that months' religious holidays. This is a good resource in how to carry out that plan responsibly.
  • Nikki Greene says:
    What if your student or parent objects to a lesson plan about a religious holiday? Are they excused from class? Know what the correct answers are and be prepared to respond to your student and/or parent about this complex issue. I would keep this PDF printed out to refer to when these situations arise.
  • teachhub.com
    teachhub.com

    How to Handle Religious Holidays in Public Schools

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    Nikki Greene says:
    This article is written from a legal perspective. It is good to read up and check yourself that you are teaching within the guidelines of the law. For instance, it is permissible to teach about religious holidays, but not to celebrate them. It is a good resource for keeping yourself in check and planning your classroom for all religious holidays.