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Church and State

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    978-1-59953-589-0

Language Arts Correlations Teachers' Notes Look Inside Among the basic principles upon which America is based is the freedom of each person to worship as he or she pleases. That has made the United States a magnet for religious refugees for more than two centuries. However, it has done little to eliminate conflict and controversy over religious differences. "Church and State" examines the influence of religion on governmentand government on religionstopping at key moments along the way to examine the great debates in a nation founded on the idea of keeping them apart. Young readers will discover that the arguments taking place today are amazingly similar to the ones that have fanned the flames of passion for generations. "Church and State" engages young readers and provides them with the context and history needed to join the debate on these issues...and ultimately issues the challenge to Find Your Voice. Aligns with Common Core Language Arts Anchor Standards for Reading Informational Text and Speaking and Listening. Text contains critical thinking components in regards to social issues and history.

  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Dewey Number Range
    300-399
  • Fountas & Pinnell Level
    Z
  • Series
    Great Debates
  • Copyright
    2014
  • Fiction/Non-Fiction
    Non-Fiction
  • Dewey Number
    322.1
  • Grade Level
    5-8
  • Subject
    Religion and Politics
  • Accelerated Reader Level
    8.1
  • Lexile
    1080L
  • Author
    Geoffrey C. Harrison, Thomas F. Scott

Recommended by LMC!

I wonderful book for the junior high setting that gives a history of the separation of church and state. I definitely like the debate style layout. This book is only has 48 pages, but is one of the most inspired books on the subject. Netgalley user, April 2017

This series explores several major social and political controversies. Each book begins with a historical introduction and proceeds chronologically to show how issues change over time but remain political hot points. Some chapters are titled with questions to encourage readers to think and formulate opinions. Spreads in each chapter summarize major opposing arguments for and against the chapter’s question. Sidebars and a concluding chapter offer quotes from social and political leaders. Each book also includes “Find Your Voice” which encourages readers to examine the given evidence and take a side in the debate. These well-rounded, unbiased discussions encourage readers to question and reason, formulate and defend their positions, and anticipate counterarguments. The series plants important seeds for developing a new generation of educated voters and activists and will be a welcome addition for libraries and social science classrooms striving to integrate Common Core Standards. Glossary. Recommended  Library Media Connection, March/April 2014

This series asks readers to consider contemporary and historical debates in America, from immigration to the use of firearms to the relationship between church and state. The authors craft both sides of their arguments with care. Chapters are introduced as questions, such as “Is the freedom of others worth fighting for?” The “Affirmative” and “Negative” sides of the debate are presented in boxes at the bottom of the page. Questions set apart in bold font throughout the texts encourage critical thinking...Series Made Simple, November 2013