Doe v. Santa Fe held that pre-game prayer is unconstitutional and violates the separation of church and state. Marian Ward challenged this ruling. School districts may never promote, sponsor or support prayer at sporting events, but Marian's activism added to the debate on whether student-initiated, student-led prayer at high school football games are within the law.
Lessons from Marian Ward
Trustee: Marian Ward
Grade Level: 10-12
Time: Two to three 45-minute classes
The students will analyze the Religion Clauses of the First Amendment, learn about two Supreme Court cases on establishment of religion, and write their own opinion on Doe v. Santa Fe.
Nominate An American Trustee
Grade Level: 9-12
Time: 5-6 45 minutes classes
The students will define community leadership, conduct library and internet research, write a report on a community leader and submit the nominee on the website.