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123 resources with the concept freedom of speech

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I Am a Book

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders discuss books that have been banned and the things that they have in common. They explore the concept of freedom of speech and write poems based on their discussion.
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Taking to the Airwaves

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students consider the purpose of talk radio and examine its importance in the new democratic Iraq. They enact mock talk shows based on current events and reflect on the value of free speech and the role audience members play in radio...
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Press-ing Freedom

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students consider how free speech applies to journalistic practices in light of a legal case involving two reporters. They participate in a fishbowl discussion about journalism codes of ethics and write response papers.
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Free Speech or Hate Speech?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students see the difference between protected and prohibited speech as guaranteed by the First Amendment. They explain why free speech is essential to a democracy and consider how best to deal with speech they find offensive.
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Lesson 2: The Debate in Congress on the Sedition Act

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils research and discuss the provisions in the Constitution that supported the arguments for and against the Sedition Act. They articulate objections to and arguments in favor of the Sedition Act.
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Burning Hatred

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the constitutionality of various forms of expression; they then take part in a mock trial on the issue of cross burning. Divide the class into three groups; Supreme Court Justices, and two groups that don't agree on this...
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Free Speech Questions

For Students 9th - 12th
In this First Amendment activity, students respond to 14 short answer questions about freedom of speech and restrictions of speech.
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Freedom of Speech and the Espionage and Sedition Acts of 1917-1918

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this national security lesson, students analyze the Sedition Acts, and Espionage Acts, discuss the implications of...
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Democracy…Not Yet!

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students analyze the concept of democracy. In this democratic values lesson, students analyze the lyrics of selected popular music that address issues that challenge the role of United States as a world leader. Students create exhibits...
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Power of the Press - Time Line

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the evolution of communication. In this media history lesson, students participate in a series of mini-lessons regarding the history of communication from the Gutenberg printing press to the Internet. Students conduct...
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Exploring the First Amendment as it has been applied to Teen Journalists

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Young scholars explore the First Amendment as it has been applied to teens and teen journalists. In this First Amendment lesson, students memorize the First Amendment, complete online research of the topic, and quiz. Young scholars read...
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When May Speech Be Limited?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine the First Amendment. In this freedom of speech lesson plan, students examine the limitations of the Amendment as they explore speech related issues in new archives.
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The First Amendment

For Students 4th - 5th
In this government worksheet, students read the First Amendment to the United States Constitution before reading about the limitations of the laws. They answer 2 short answer questions about the freedoms, and write an essay on the back...
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Freedom of Expression in Special Places

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers identify at least three places presenting First Amendment problems. They analyze how the First Amendment applies to school newspapers. Students argue for and against limiting First Amendment rights in school. They...
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Constitutional Rights

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students read an account of a students reaction to the Vietnam War. They complete comprehension questions from the reading passage. They read arguments from the Supreme Court Justices and decide which arguments they agree with.
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Mightier than the Sword

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students complete a variety of activities as they use the Washington Post Newspaper in the study of editorial cartoons, cartoonists, social commentary and freedom of speech.
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A Burning Desire: A Focus Group Turns Its Attention To Old Glory

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Students explore the issue of a Constitutional amendment to ban flag burning. They simulate the role of a Senator's aide, conduct Internet research, write and prepare an oral and a written response based on research,
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Stand Up and Sing

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students locate historical references in songs. They create music/lyrics to illustrate an historical topic.
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Launching Your Ship with Citizenship Lesson 4: Hoisting the Flag

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils discuss the U.S. electoral process and brainstorm solutions to increase voter turnout in their community. In this democratic citizenship instructional activity, students identify keywords in speech and video related to freedom of...
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Free Speech Comes At a Price

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students use communicative activity strategy, Go, Ask and Tell, or more traditional whole text comprehension activity to read, discuss and explore issues in article, Free Speech Comes at a Price, by Hugh Mackay.
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Individual Rights and Liberties: Free Speech

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students review free speech laws and the First Amendment in the Constitution. They discuss a current event involving free speech. They present the information to the class.
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Freedom of Expression in Special Places

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars analyze the judicial decision making process, and identify three places presenting First Amendment problems. They analyze how the 1st Amendment applies to school newspapers, and argue for and against limiting 1st Amendment...
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To Express or Be Oppressed

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine the debate between free-speech and patriotism. They analyze the conflict between expression and patriotism to the throne in the Northern Renaissance, recording their responses on an Ordeal of the Artist handout.
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Freedom Of Expression In Special Places

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students learn about First Amendment rights as they pertain to school and school newspapers.