CRE Principle #5 Writing Prompts
The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within a congregation and in society at large
The following questions are writing prompts for the CRE Grades 4+ class. They are designed to use critical thinking to examine each principal. Each question shows the Bloom’s Taxonomy level.
- What does it mean to have the right of conscience? How is it different from personal opinions or beliefs? How can it impact the democratic process within a congregation and society at large? (Analysis)
- What are some examples of ways that the right of conscience can be violated or disregarded? How do these actions impact individuals and the community as a whole? (Analysis)
- How can a congregation or society ensure that the right of conscience is respected and protected? What specific actions can be taken to promote a culture of respect for diversity of beliefs and opinions? (Evaluation)
- How can the democratic process be used to ensure that the right of conscience is respected and protected within a congregation and society at large? What role do leaders and members play in this process? (Synthesis)
- Reflect on a time when you may have disregarded or violated someone else’s right of conscience. How did it make you feel? How can you ensure that you respect and protect the right of conscience in the future?” (Reflection)