Equipping Teachers with Valuable Resources

Are you wondering what is, and isn’t, legal or appropriate when it comes to how the Bible and Christianity can be addressed in your classroom? You are not alone. There is a common misconception that teaching about the Bible and Christianity is not allowed in a public school classroom. The resources on this page will clear up that confusion and help you move from fear to freedom

You’ll find: 

  • Practical tools to help you appropriately and lawfully teach about the Bible and Christianity as it relates to history, culture, and values 
  • Research on federal guidelines and state laws regarding religious liberty affecting you and your students
  • Information about your state’s academic standards regarding teaching about religion
  • Online and in-person professional development: Faith, Freedom & Public Schools

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— Teacher, California

Articles for Teachers

Academic Freedom

Accelerated Reading - It's a Book Isn't It?

Addressing the Hole in Whole Child Education

Integrating Faith and the Public Schools

The Bible in the Library

The Bible in State Academic Standards

Holidays & Celebrations

Black History Month: Lesson Plan

Christmas in Your School

Christmas - Myth/Fact Sheet from ADF

Christmas Religious Expression - ADF Christmas 2014

Easter and State Standards

Easter Family Devotions / Sunday School Easter Lesson Plan

Easter - Resurrect Easter in your school

Fourth of July - Remember our Flag

Holiday Cards - Proclaiming the Truth

Holiday Restoration Campaign

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Christian Pledge

Misconceptions Regarding Teaching About Holidays (Q&A)

National Day of Prayer

Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamations

Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamations - Teaching Students About Them

Religious Freedom Day - Commemorating

Religious Freedom Day GUIDEBOOK

St. Patrick - Something you May Not Know

Links

Bible LiteracyThe Bible and It's Influence is the "only First-Amendment-safe textbook that supports academic study of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation".  It is used in public schools across 43 states.

CEAI/Christian Educators Association Intl -  A professional association that offers liability insurance, job action protection, prayer networks, and daily devotionals for Christian educators. 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes - A campus ministry led by student-athletes and coaches on junior high, high school and college campuses.

Good News Clubs (Child Evangelism Fellowship) - Bible clubs that meet in public schools after school hours (on the same terms as other community groups).  Children enjoy lessons, songs, games and scripture memorization.

Moms in Prayer, Intl - Women gather together regularly to pray for children and schools in all 50 states.

National School Project - University students are trained by NSP to coach and mentor students in high school Christian clubs.

Released Time Education - In many states students can legally leave campus to receive devotional religious instruction.

Miscellaneous

Encouraging A Moral Conscience in Students

Four Questions to Ask of Any Program or Policy

Helping Students Think About Creation

Teaching about Tolerance

Why "Under God" Must Remain in the Pledge of Allegiance

Online PD

Faith, Freedom & Public Schools

Religious Freedom

Free to Speak Campaign

Moment of Silence

Religious Freedom Day

Religious Freedom Day - Commemorating

Religious Freedom Day GUIDEBOOK

U.S. Department of Education's Guidelines on Religious Expression in Public Schools

USDOE's "Secretary's Letter on Constitutionally Protected Prayer in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools"

The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom (Paraphrase)

The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom

Seminars (In Person)

Educator Seminar - Faith, Freedom & Public Schools 

Parent Seminar - Keeping their Faith in Public Schools

Videos

Gateways Minutes

Three R’s of Religion in Schools (appropriate for School Announcements)


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