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Answers -- Fun, Facts, and Trivia
November 2003 Issue

The Dirksen Center wants to help teachers teach better by giving them the opportunity to use technology to create, customize, and share online learning activities in their classrooms. The Center wants to help students learn more by bringing educational resources together in one place that provide new ways to learn about Congress interactively.

Freedom Frenzy

Prayer in school, prayer before high school football games, and religion on the campaign trail -- what happened to the separation of church and state? Take the freedom of religion quiz and find out. Find Freedom of Religion at: http://www.congressforkids.net/games/billofrights/2_billofrights.htm

1. True or False: Criminal laws that make it difficult to engage in conduct sacred to your religion violate the free exercise clause of the First Amendment.
Answer: False -- Neutral laws are okay.

2. True or False: Searching for a middle ground, the Supreme Court devised the "Lemon Test" based on the 1971 ruling to determine whether a law constitutes an establishment of religion.
Answer: True

Answers to the October issue of Fun, Facts, and Trivia link here: http://www.webcommunicator.org/funfactstrivia1003ans.htm

Do you have or know of an online activity you would like The Dirksen Congressional Center to feature on its new Web site for students -- Congress for Kids? The Center is currently seeking online activities that provide new ways to learn about Congress and the workings of the federal government interactively.

If you have questions or suggestions for online activities, contact Cindy Koeppel.

 
 
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