Online Resources on Multicultures

Conversations about religion, faith or ethical traditions can be challenging for anyone, but especially for educators teaching about religion. America’s religious, ethnic, and cultural landscape is rapidly changing; the Pew Research Institute reported that in just seven years, from 2007 to 2014, the percentage of Christians in the US dropped from 78% to 70%. According to the Public Religion Research Institute, white Christians, are now, for the first time in US history, a minority at 43%. Those who identify with religions other than Christianity are still less than 10% of the population, but their average age is younger than that of Christians. Meanwhile, the percentage of Americans not identifying with any religious tradition has grown to almost a quarter of the population (24%) in 2016. Much of the present tension over religious and cultural identity in the US undoubtedly springs from these changes.

We hope that the curated curriculum and videos will help educators supplement social studies content standards relating to religion and help facilitate understanding and tolerance across religious and ethical traditions.

Curriculum for Educators

  • Rights of Parents and Students/Bullying Data
  • First Amendment Guides
  • Creating Inclusive Classrooms
  • Teaching About Religious Traditions

Video Content for Classrooms

  • Being an Ally
  • Overcoming Stereotypes
  • Learning About Faith Traditions
  • PowerPoints on Islam

Video Content for Educator Training

  • Positive Actions Taken By Educators
  • Educators’ Advice
  • What People Wish Educators Knew

Video Content for Communities

  • Being an Ally
  • Overcoming Stereotypes
  • The Importance of Interfaith Dialogue
  • Learning About Faith Traditions
  • PowerPoints on Islam