Learning modules for junior and senior high school students utilize a variety of data sources and develop multiple skills, including critical reading and thinking skills, Internet research skills, and the ability to work with others in a group. The modules below include multiple lessons that can be downloaded and used in the classroom or assigned for homework.

An Exploration of Religious Behaviors between Brazil and the United States

Students will compare and contrast religious behaviors of Americans and Brazilians using Pew Forumís Spirit and Power Survey.


Developing a National Religious Profile (Three lessons)

Students will use the National Profiles section of the ARDA website to research and gather the necessary information to create a religious profile guide for a country to which Doctors Without Borders (MSF) sends volunteers.


Learning About Surveys (12 lessons)

Students will examine and participate in the design, development, implementation, analysis, and interpretation of surveys. The project is made up of several modules. The project can be used in its entirety or different modules can be used to supplement other classroom goals and objectives


Politics, Social Issues, Gender, Family and Religion

After documenting their expectations, students use the University of Chicagoís General Social Survey to explore the relationship that religious involvement holds with survey questions on political identity and voting, support for welfare and legalizing marijuana, and positions on multiple family issues.


Religion and the Lifestyle of Young Adults

Relying on a subset of the University of Chicagoís General Social Survey, students analyze the relationship religion holds with the lifestyle of young adults.