Religious Freedom
6th Grade Religious Freedom Inquiry

Does Religious Freedom Exist?
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Supporting Question 1- What are the major religions of the world?
  • Source A: Graph illustrating religious affiliation around the world, 2015
  • Source B: Chart depicting characteristics of five world religions, “World Religions Overview Chart,” 2015
  • Source C: Maps of War, animated map of the history of religion, “History of Religion,” no date
  • Source D: Geographics, infographic about religion in Asia and the world, “World of Religions,” 2011
Supporting Question 2- What is religious freedom?
  • Source A: B. A. Robinson, “Definitions of Religious Tolerance,” Public domain. United States Courts:
  • Source D: United Nations, background on and text of Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (excerpts), United Nations General Assembly, December 10, 1948
Supporting Question 4- What is the current status of religious freedom around the world?
New York State Social Studies Framework Key Idea & Practices 6.4 COMPARATIVE WORLD RELIGIONS (ca. 2000 BCE–ca. 630 CE): Major religions and belief systems developed in the Eastern Hemisphere. There were important similarities and differences between these belief systems.
 Gathering, Using, and Interpreting Evidence   Geographic Reasoning   Comparison and Contextualization
 Chronological Reasoning and Causation