September 24, 2019

Lester Serves on Newseum Panel on Religious Literacy

Assistant Professor of Political Science Emile Lester

Associate Professor of Political Science Emile Lester

Associate Professor of Political Science Emile Lester served on a panel for a discussion titled “Religious Literacy in Public Schools: What to Teach and How” at the Newseum’s Religious Freedom Center in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, July 9. Hosted by The Religious Freedom Center and National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), the panel coincided with the publication of Teaching about Religion in the Social Studies Classroom,” a new resource from NCSS.

About the Book: The study of religion is essential for understanding the past and present, and critical for global citizenship in a religiously diverse country and world. This book provides advice, recommendations and resources to help social studies educators know what to teach about religion and how to do it.