Julia Roberts is Hindu — who knew? Pew knew.

Okay, so this will be a short post.  My eye was drawn to this discussion in the Sunday Washington Post about Julia Roberts’ religion.  Whether the choice of religion for Julia (yes, we’re on a first-name basis)  means much in terms of how many Americans are Hindu is debatable… but I like the article because it provided a link to a great resource — a recent study by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life that looks at religion in America.  This is the sort of hyper-linking I’m hoping to model for my students — a link that takes an interested reader to information that backs up the point being made in the writing. 

The link I followed in the article in the Washington Post is circled in red below.  What I like about the word choice is that it takes a compelling statistic and makes that statistic the link, as if to say “if you want to know where I got the statistic that 78 percent of Americans identify as Christian, click this link.”

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About Steve Goldberg

I teach students at Research Triangle High School (RTHS) about US History. RTHS is a public charter school in Durham, NC, whose mission is to incubate, prove and scale innovative models of teaching and learning. The blog posts here reflect my own personal views and not those of my employer.
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