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Professional Development


2010 "The Many and the One" NEH Institute

The Many and the One: Religion, Pluralism, and American History

In July 2010, the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture conducted a three-week NEH summer institute for teachers on the role of religion in American history and life. The institute supported the studies of twenty-four talented teachers from across the country as they joined with nationally renowned scholars to explore how religion has shaped, and been shaped by, the American experience. Each teacher presented a project of his or her choosing at the end of the institute, focusing on some aspect of teaching about the role of religion in America. The lesson plans and teaching modules developed by those teachers can be found at this website under Teaching Resources.