Supporting Questions What are the major religions of the world?
What is religious freedom?
How has religious freedom been represented over time?
What is the current status of religious freedom around the world?
6th Grade Religious Freedom Inquiry
Does Religious Freedom Exist?
New York State Social Studies Framework Key Idea & Practices
6.4 COMPARATIVE WORLD RELIGIONS (ca. 2000 BCE–ca. 630 CE): Major religions and belief systems developed in the Eastern Hemisphere. There were important similarities and differences between these belief systems.
Gathering, Using, and Interpreting Evidence Geographic Reasoning Comparison and Contextualization
Source C: First Amendment text and “First Amendment and Religion”
Source D: Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and background
Source A: “Freedom and the World 2015” map
Source B: “Social Progress Index 2015”
Source C: Charts from “Latest Trends in Religious Restrictions and Hostilities”
Summative Performance Task
ARGUMENT Does religious freedom exist? Construct an argument (e.g., detailed outline, poster, essay) that discusses whether religious freedom exists using specific claims and relevant evidence from historical sources while acknowledging competing views.