Professional Development

The December Dilemma

This webinar recording will help you create deeper understandings of religious and secular holidays, facilitate classroom discussions surrounding inclusion and respect for religious and non-religious differences, and evaluate existing classroom resources and strategies for equity and inclusivity. 

The activities and lessons included in the December Dilemma Student Unit Packet can be used following the Addressing the December Dilemma in Schools webinar or as a stand-alone series of units. They address many of the key skills listed in the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. These activities ask students to interpret and analyze new information, to conduct research and present their findings, to be conscientious speakers and attentive listeners and to think critically about the world around them. This pack also includes several resources for educators, including assessments related to holiday inclusion and incorporation of religious diversity in curricula. Additional articles, lesson plans and guides from Learning for Justice and the First Amendment Center are included.

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