“I freely confess: It was the objection of David Hume which first, many years ago, interrupted my dog-matic slumber” (Philosopher Immanuel Kant)”


*** Star Wars offers the image of the Teacher: Think of the wise, respected, and mysterious martial arts Teacher, and the focused, eager, and respectful student/learner.

Dear Teachers:

One of the difficulties in teaching citizenship, multiculturalism, and pluralism is integrating into lessons resources that are effective at encouraging differentiated instruction and fostering creative and critical thinking while being truly cross curricular and engaging.  I think you will find a springboard for all those things at this site as a whole.  Our goal here is not simply to provide set units and lesson plans, but rather offer a springboard from which lessons and rubrics can be drafted with students, grade/division teams, etc. 

There are a wealth of freely available creative and critical thinking resources from school boards and the web, so it is just a question of integrating them into lesson and unit building. If students are to be assessed on their creative and critical thinking skills, these need to be explicitly taught and modeled.

Darth Plagueis The Wise: Teacher of Darth Sidious

*** image fair Use Wiki: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Darth_Plagueis?file=DarthPlagueisHS-SWI130.jpg

Here are some of my favorite Lesson Building Resources:

  • Was America founded as a Christian nation?

    Was America founded as a Christian nation? That question has served a variety of political causes since July 4, 1776, from legalizing persecution and aiding runaway slaves to fighting Nazis and Communists. The scholars in the article have spent years reflecting on the intersection of American religion and nationalism. Their answers to the question invite […]

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  • How Religious Are You?

    Come up with a list of commands for an imaginary religion that members of its church probably wouldn’t obey…

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  • Caption This Picture

    eg., “Lifelong sweethearts Bob and Jane just found out there is no marriage in heaven (Matt 22:30).”

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  • 15 Catholic churches in central Ohio to close due to low attendance

    Once one of the most influential and powerful organizations on earth, there are increasing signs the Catholic Church may be entering its twilight. Read this article and brainstorm some ideas about why people are leaving the Catholic church.

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  • Failed Texas Bill To Have 10 Commandments In Classrooms

    CNN reports that an attempt by some Texas lawmakers to put the 10 Commandments in every classroom has failed. The Republican-controlled Texas State House failed to advance a controversial bill on Tuesday that would have required public schools to display the Ten Commandments in every classroom. QUESTIONS: 2) Would it be appropriate to display The […]

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  • How Many Can You Do?

    Make a list of all the religious symbols you can make using soda pop boxes …

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  • How Did The Universe Come To Be?

    Here’s what the bible says: Do a little research and see if you can find anything wrong with this …

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  • Happy Mother’s Day!

    It’s Mother’s Day! Design your own secular Mother’s Day Card. Here’s an example:

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  • Who Kidnapped Jesus?

  • False Dichotomy

    Darth Harley walked slowly with Darth Bowser as Harley tried to reason his way through a problem. H: It was weird. Marty just showed up in a dress today and said he wanted to use the girls’ bathroom. B: How do you feel about that? H: I’m sure it would make the other girls uncomfortable. […]

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