Lesson Plan

Roger Williams and the Separation of Church and State


Roger Williams believed in the idea that religion was a matter of individual conscience, not to be regulated or supported by a government.

In this lesson students examine both sides of the issue of a proposed R. I. bill that would provide tax supported school vouchers for private schools.  The students will research the issue using primary and secondary sources and then participate in a debate as to whether or not this bill is a violation of the separation of church and state.