TEACHING ABOUT RELIGION IN NATIONAL AND STATE SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARDS (2000)
This is a study of then-current national and statestandards documents pertaining to history and social studies, focusing on the teaching about religion. The complete study analyzes the standards and program frameworks in seven national curiculum documents and the academic standards documents and curiculum frameworks developed and adopted by most of the 50 states. References to religion in each document were identified based on a series of keywords. The placement, quantity, and characteristics of content on religion is encouraging, but the study reveals limitations and gaps in integrating discusion of the human religious experience in the nation's social studies standards.