Explore the 1st Amendment
This project has 6 lessons that explore the First Amendment's important provisions:
Free Speech, Free Press, Freedom of Assembly, Freedom of Religion and the Establishment Clause, and Redress of Grievances.
Students will be
A) Creating a policy for handing use of schools by outside groups and what limitations on speech and religion they will allow.
B) Deciding how much the government can help private schools without running afoul of the Establishment Clause.
C) What are the limits for freedom of assembly (protesting, marching and holding rallies).
D) Finding the line between a free press and the right to a fair trial.
E) Addressing the government on issues of the day (climate change, immigration, equal pay, privacy and security).
These lessons give students the chance to:
a) Argue recent U.S. Supreme Court cases
b) Do research
c) Write policy
d) Have class discussions and debates
e) Write their elected officials about an issue important to them
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