Adherents.com. (n.d.). Retrieved December 01, 2016, from http://www.adherents.com/
Background: This page gives information on the number and kinds of religions around the world
How I Used It: I used it as a source for naming how many recognized religions exist
MailOnline, R. O. (2015, December 22). Religion has been causing conflicts for more than 2,000 years: Rather than binding ancient societies together, belief systems may have torn them apart in Mesoamerica. Retrieved December 01, 2016, from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3370189/Religion-causing-conflicts-2-000-years-binding-ancient-societies-belief-systems-torn-apart-Mesoamerica.html
Background: The article offers some insight on the history of conflicts caused by religion.
How I Used It: I cited this website when specifying how long religious conflict had been prevalent in society.
Jefferson’s Letter to the Danbury BaptistsThe Final Letter, as Sent. (n.d.). Retrieved December 02, 2016, from https://www.loc.gov/loc/lcib/9806/danpre.html
Background: An online form of the library of congress
How I Used It: This is where I obtained a copy of Thomas Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptist Church and used it as support when explaining the true meaning of the First Amendment.
Cain, C. (2016, May 09). Republicans Turn God Upside Down with Their Twisted Version of Religious Liberty. Retrieved December 01, 2016, from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cody-cain/republicans-turn-god-upsi_b_9857402.html
Background: This article in the Huffington Post is written from the point of view that republicans have warped the meaning of religious freedom to best suit their needs.
How I Used It: This article gave various examples of what the concept of religious freedom is supposed to protect and the history of religious freedom in America.
Impact of 9/11 on Muslim Americans. (n.d.). Retrieved November 29, 2016, from http://www.soundvision.com/article/impact-of-911-on-muslim-americans
Background: This article was written to explain how Muslim Americans were affected by the events of 9/11.
How I Used It: It gave specific statistics on the number of muslims experiencing discrimination and abuse in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks and how those numbers have fluctuated.
Mission. (2016). Retrieved December 01, 2016, from https://www.tsa.gov/about/tsa-mission
Background: This website offers background on the inception and history of the TSA.
How I Used It: It explained why the TSA was created and what they’re mission is, which is to “Protect the nation’s transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce.”
After 9/11: ‘You no longer have rights’ – extract. (2011, September 02). Retrieved December 03, 2016, from https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/sep/02/after-9-11-muslim-arab-american-stories
Background: This article tells the stories of three Muslim Americans who faced discrimination in the wake of 9/11.
How I Used It: I explained the story of one of the people in the article to offer insight into the kind of discrimination faced by Muslim Americans across the country.
You are being redirected… (n.d.). Retrieved December 01, 2016, from http://archive.adl.org/religion_ps_2004/religion.html
Background: The covers the topic of what pertaining to religion is permissible in the school setting.
How I Used It: It explained the difference between teaching religion and teaching about religion as well as offer examples of what practices and conversations may or may not be allowed
Why Religion Should Not Be Taught in Public Schools – Olivia Godfrey. (2013, September 23). Retrieved December 02, 2016, from http://knightlyherald.com/why-religion-should-not-be-taught-in-public-schools-olivia-godfrey/
Background: This is an article written by Olivia Godfrey on why she believes religion should not be talked about in school.
How I Used It: This gave details and insight into why people would oppose my argument and helped me to rephrase my statements in a way that would allow me to address my audience in a more effective way.
Marzano, R. J. (n.d.). Chapter 2. A Brief History of Supervision and Evaluation. Retrieved December 03, 2016, from http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/110019/chapters/A-Brief-History-of-Supervision-and-Evaluation.aspx
Background: This article was written on the history of how teachers were appointed and evaluated.
How I Used It: The importance of properly evaluating teachers cannot be overstated. I used it in reference to the process by which teachers are evaluated to reassure people that the question of the integrity of our teachers does not require a complex answer.
Kilman, C. (2007, Fall). One Nation, Many Gods. Retrieved November 25, 2016, from http://www.tolerance.org/magazine/number-32-fall-2007/feature/one-nation-many-gods
Background: The website, aptly named Teaching Tolerance, tells the story of the Modesto School District, which I heavily reference in my paper.
How I Used It: The story explained in the article is central to my argument on why making a world religions course mandatory in public schools is not only important but also possible.