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California 3Rs Project Bulletins

The California Three Rs Project publishes a bulletin four times per year with information about topics of concern to the school and community related to religions and after First Amendment liberties. Below are pdf versions of the California Three Rs Bulletins. You may duplicate them for use in schools.

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February 2019
The First Amendment and the '3Rs' of Religious Liberty

July 2017
Religion in California's New History-Social Science Framework

November 2016
CA3Rs Bulletin:Why Is Mindfulness an Issue for Public Schools?

February 2016
CA3Rs Bulletin: Teaching About Islam: Resources for Social Studies

October 2015
CA3Rs Bulletin: Holidays, Public Schools, and What it Means to Be an "American"

July 2015
CA3Rs Bulletin: Toward a Global Ethic for Education About Religions and Beliefs in Public Schools

April 2015
CA3Rs Bulletin: Broaching Borderlands Beyond Religion - Part 2

January 2015
CA3Rs Bulletin: Broaching Borderlands Beyond Religion

October 2014
Civil Conversation and Religion in Schools

July 2014
Religious literacy and religious bullying in California and Canada: A teacher researcher's experience

April 2014
To stop the madness, put a face to faith

January 2014
Combat Bullying, but Protect Religious and Political Speech

October 2013
Curriculum Content and the First Amendment in Public Schools Sedlock v. Baird: A Case about Yoga

May 2013
Abington Township v. Schempp: The First Amendment in Public Schools 50 Years Later

February 2013
Using a 3Rs Approach to Head Off Challenges as Schools Begin Implementing Common Core ELA Standards

November 2012
Give Bigotry No Sanction: A Lesson in Religious Freedom

September 2012
Face to Faith and the 3Rs

May 2012
Enhancing Civic Literacy by Learning to Talk About Religion

February 2012
3Rs & Implementing SB48

November 2011
Religion and Civil Rights Movement

Septembet 2011
Teacher Classroom Speech

May 2011
Religious Liberty in a Divided (and Confused) America

February 2011
Worldview Education Guidelines for Classroom Teachers in Public Schools

November 2010
Practical Ideas for Teaching About Religion in K-12 Schools

August 2010
Government Neutrality Toward Religion in Public Schools-Clubs

April 2010
Pledge of Allegiance, Religious Liberty, & Public Schools

January 2010
Public Schools and Religious Organizations: Balancing Student Need and the First Amendment

October 2009
Teacher's Rights in Public School

August 2009
Religious Holidays in Public Schools: Day of the Dead

March 2009
Religious Holidays in Public Schools: Easter and Passover

January 2009
Fostering Civic Virtue Through the Three Rs: Rights, Responsibility, and Respect

November 2008
Student Religious Expression in School Assignments

August 2008
The First Amendment and School Clubs

May 2008
The Secular Side of the Coin

March 2008
From Diversity to Pluralism – Getting to “We” in Public Schools

January 2008
Learning About Religion and Beliefs in the Classroom Using Primary Sources

October 2007
Implementing a World Religions Class - One California District’s Experience

April 2007
Academic Study o Religion - The Three Rs in Practice in the Curriculum

February 2007
Applying the Three Rs Principles in Our Schools

November 2006
Student Religious Expression in Pubic Schools
Adapted from U.S. Department of Education Guidelines

September 2006
Does Music with a Sacred Text Have a Place in the
Public Schools?

April 2006
Controversial Issues in Public Schools Applying the Three Rs Principles

February 2006
Religion in the History-Social Science Textbook Adoption

November 2005
Student Religious Clubs in Public Schools

August 2005
Displaying Religious Documents in the School and Classroom

April 2005
Student Expression at Graduation: What's a Principal to Do?

February 2005
Religious Accommodations in School

November 2004
Teaching About Religion

Fall 2004
Schools and Religious Communities

May 2004
School Prayer

January 2004
Staking Out Common Ground

November 2003
Religions Holidays and Public Schools

Fall 2003
Finding Common Ground


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