A seventy page unit which thoroughly examines the Founders' concepts of freedom of religion, no establishment, free exercise, and wall of separation by guiding students through primary documents from the founders.
Students are carefully guided through Jefferson's "Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom," the First Amendment, first Roger William's correspondence and the Rhode Island Charter on separation of church state followed up by Jefferson's letter to the Danbury Baptists, and lastly Madison's "Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments."
Helpful document analyses templates are included along with Venn Diagrams and many contemporary political cartoons relating to current day attitudes towards freedom of religion, free exercise, no establishment, and separation of church and state.
Even history teachers will benefit from thoroughly examining the Founders' original intent firsthand rather than gullibly believing secondhand interpretations.
Culminating activity is the typical five paragraph APUSH essay.
Annotated bibliography links included.