Bank Street School for Children 6th Grade Teacher Presented at the NYSAIS Diversity Conference

On April 5, 2012, Nayantara Mhatre, 6th Grade Humanities Teacher at Bank Street School for Children (SFC), presented a workshop at the New York State Association of Independent Schools Diversity Conference in New York. Ms. Mhatre presented the entire scope of the 6th grade Nature of Belief world religions curriculum. The semester-long curriculum culminates with a Forum of Religious Thinkers. Students continue the rest of the year with an in-depth study of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam. Participants examined topics and themes, texts, web sources, and lesson/activity ideas and engaged in an activity used with students.  
In addition, Ms. Mhatre and the other SFC 6th grade humanities teacher, Sasha Elias, participated on a panel discussion titled Teaching the Everyday Life of American Religious Diversity. It was organized by the Interfaith Center of New York. Ms. Mhatre and Ms. Elias discussed their sixth grade course exploring the nature of belief in living religions.
Forum of Religious Thinkers

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