Post: Tim Hall, Ph.D., Executive Director, Religion Matters
I had a fantastic night co-hosting #SSChat on September 11th on multiple religious belonging in the K-12 classroom. I co-hosted this #SSChat session titled: “Understanding Interfaith Identity in the K-12 Classroom” with Susan Katz Miller, author of Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family. The online discussion was full of participation and energy from teachers nationwide. But if you didn’t have time to catch it on X, I have compiled the Q&A from the hour-long #SSChat in today’s blog. I hope you find the questions and answers practical and valuable for your classroom, especially the introduction to Got More Than One Religion? A Toolkit for Educators. Susan and I developed this toolkit for educators with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Interfaith Center of New York.
Note: Clicking answer pictures (A1, A2, A3, etc.) will take you to the resource provided during the #SSChat. A complete digital copy of Got More Than One Religion? A Toolkit for Educators is located at the end of this post. It is also on the Religion Matters website under Educator Resources >> Lesson Plans and Tools.
Got More Than One Religion? A Toolkit for Educators
Tim Hall, Ph.D., is a veteran social studies educator, Executive Director of Religion Matters, adjunct history instructor at Piedmont Community College, and President-Elect of the North Carolina Council for the Social Studies. He also serves as Vance County Coordinator for the North Carolina Council on the Holocaust and as a member of the Education Advisory Board of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding.
Susan Katz Miller, author and journalist, is both an interfaith child and parent. She is regarded as one of the top experts on interfaith families celebrating multiple religions, speaking on this topic on many occasions and in different venues. In 2013, Beacon Press published her book Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family. Most recently, in 2019, with Beacon Press, she published The Interfaith Family Journal, which helps families figure out their best pathway as an interfaith family.