Assignment for December 12

December 5, 2012

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Written results of research project:
at least three thousand (3,000) words of polished prose, with citations and bibliography in an appropriate style, typed and double-spaced with an original and fitting title.

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PRESENTATION

Oral synopsis of research project:
eight to ten (8-10) minutes of extemporaneous comments summarizing your findings, supported by a one-page handout (12 copies) bearing your name and project title.

Assignment for November 14

November 7, 2012

Read pages 179-279 of Peyote Religion; come prepared to summarize each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

9. Employment Division v. Smith II: The Court Comes Full Circle

10. Many Rivers to Cross

11. Congress Responds to the Court

12. “An Endlessly Renewed Educational Conversation”

Epilogue

OUTLINE

Tentative organization of research paper:
at least one (1) full page specifying main points and subpoints, typed and double-spaced with an original and fitting title.

Assignment for November 7

October 31, 2012

Read pages 85-178 of Peyote Religion; come prepared to summarize each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

5. The Oregon Battle

6. An Appeal to the High Court

7. Employment Division v. Smith I: Back to Oregon

8. A Difference in Perspective

Assignment for October 31

October 24, 2012

Preview Religious Freedom and Indian Rights (cover, front matter, back matter); come prepared to introduce the book.

Read pages 1-84 of Peyote Religion; come prepared to summarize each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Prologue

1. The Peyote Road

2. God v. Caesar

3. Religion and the Supreme Court

4. “Thou Shalt Not Ration Justice”

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Penultimate list of research sources:
at least ten (10) relevant books, articles, and websites you have studied, cited in an appropriate bibliographic style, typed and double-spaced with an original and fitting title.

Assignment for October 24

October 17, 2012

Read pages 265-336 of Peyote Religion; come prepared to summarize each chapter below by section and to discuss passages you find interesting.

10. The Development of Peyotism in the Far West

11. The Navajo

12. Recent Developments

Assignment for October 17

October 10, 2012

Read pages 211-264, 376-387 of Peyote Religion; come prepared to summarize each chapter below by section and to discuss passages you find interesting.

8. Efforts to Pass a Federal Law

9. An International Church and the Further Spread of Peyotism on the High Plains

Appendices B & C. Native American Church of South Dakota

PROPOSAL DUE

Formal description of research topic:
at least three hundred (300) words detailing the focus, methodology, and significance of your project, accompanied by a working bibliography of relevant sources, typed and double-spaced with an original and fitting title.