Prothero addresses both the core tenets of the world's major religions and the real differences among them. Complete with a dictionary of the key beliefs, characters, and stories of Christianity, Islam, and other religions, Religious Literacy reveals what every American needs to know in order to confront the domestic and foreign challenges facing this country today.
An intimate cross-country look at the new debate over religion in the public schools. Veteran education journalist Linda K. Wertheimer reveals a public education system struggling to find the right path forward and offers a promising road map for raising a new generation of religiously literate Americans.
This book, which contains chapters from many leading scholars within the field of social studies education, both assesses the ways in which the social studies curriculum has failed to live up to the promises of progressive citizenship education made in the wake of the attacks and offers practical advice for teachers who wish to encourage a critical understanding of the post-9/11 global society in which their students live.