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  • Religious Literacy
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  • Differentiate between a devotional approach to teaching religion and sacred texts and a non-sectarian, academic study of religion and sacred texts through social and historical lenses

  • Briefly describe how a devotional approach to teaching religion differs from the non-sectarian, academic study of religion. What challenges might an academic approach to studying the Bible raise in a classroom setting?
  • What are some arguments for including the academic study of the Bible or other sacred texts in the curriculum?
  • How would you respond to parents’ concerns or misconceptions about teaching about the Bible?

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