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  • Religious Literacy
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  • Explain and compare two approaches to religious literacy
  • Give examples of how they can be incorporated into the classroom setting

  • Take the “U.S. Religious Knowledge Quiz” from the Pew Research Center. As you progress, reflect on the kinds of questions that are being asked. What kinds of knowledge about religion do you think are being tested? How does this reflect or not reflect Prothero’s definition of religious literacy? How well does your score on this quiz represent your religious literacy?

  • What are the strength and weaknesses of each approach to religious literacy?
  • Which approach to religious literacy do you find more compelling? Why? Which do you think better represented your own understanding of religious literacy?
  • How could you employ one or both of these approaches to integrate religious literacy into your curriculum?

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