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Preserving the Bill of Rights

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Consider how America's founding fathers and their experiences contributed to the rights we all enjoy today. A collection of reading, writing, and collaborative exercises prompt high schoolers to think about the ways their current lives...
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Law Review

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How can your journalism class ensure they use social media responsibly and legally? The sixth lesson plan in a 16-part Social Media Toolbox series asks pupils to dig deep into the legal aspects of social media use by school publications....
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The Development and Application of the First Amendment

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What are the limits on freedom of speech? While a cherished right in the Constitution, it is not unbridled. Budding historians consider what checks should exist on this liberty using news stories, court cases, and College Board prompts.
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Lesson Plan: The Black Press

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine the history of the black press. For this media awareness lesson, students watch videos and conduct research regarding the history of the black press in America. Young scholars explore media careers as they read...
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Freedom of Religion: Crash Course Government and Politics #24

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Americans can practice all religions anywhere in the United States any time they want ... right? Young historians answer the question as they research the true meaning of freedom of religion under the Constitution. A short video, the...
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Democracy and Freedom

For Students 4th - 5th
For this reading comprehension worksheet, students read four selections about democracy and freedom and choose which multiple choice answer correctly states the meaning of each boldfaced word. Students interact with the words press,...
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Power Pack: Lessons in Civics, Math, and Fine Arts

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Newspaper in Education (NIE) Week honors the contributions of the newspaper and is celebrated in the resource within a civics, mathematics, and fine arts setting. The resource represents every grade from 3rd to 12th with questions and...
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Classroom Discussion Starter: Freedom of Expression

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The Ku Klux Klan wants to hold a rally on the Antietem battlefield. Should the federal park permit the rally? Or does the First Amendment have limitations? Scholars ponder these questions and more using a discussion starter video and...
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Reading the Work of B. Franklin, Printer

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Placing Ben Franklin’s ideas about a free press next to those embodied in the First Amendment sheds light on both. Learners interpret and compare two primary sources and then examine them in the light of a contemporary survey about...
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We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution: The American Revolution

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The contributions of African-Americans to the American Revolution are the focus of this Social Studies and language arts lesson plan. After reading and discussing Linda Crotta Brennan’s The Black Regiment of the American Revolution,...
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War Reporting: The Military, the Media, and the First Amendment

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
There is a delicate balance between protecting the freedom of the press while maintaining military security during wartime. Here, history or government pupils explore this complex issue through whole group discussion, small group work,...
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A Body of Information

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Academics work in groups to create fictional characters to showcase how democracy impacts their lives. The goal of the lesson is for learners to understand how personal freedoms are important to everyday life and how government agencies...
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Fill-In : March Events in the News

For Students 6th - 8th
What happened on March 13, 1868? What happened on March 21, 1965? Eager readers fill in the missing historical event occurring on one day in March from 1862 - 1995. There are 31 events each occurring on a different day in March. This is...
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What Would You Do? Scenario: Standing up to Hitler

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
A reporter for the Chicago Daily News, based in Germany in 1933, is documenting Hitler's rise to power. As his stories grow more critical of the regime, he faces increasing pressure to stop. Eventually, even the American government...
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Where Do Student Press Rights Start and Stop?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to their First Amendment rights and the limits to their freedom of speech and press in school. They examine the Tinker vs. Des Moines School Supreme Court Case.
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In the News

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders write formal letters to a newspaper editor. In this lesson on newspapers, 3rd graders spend time reading informational news stories and sharing their opinion in a formal letter to the editor. This lesson integrates reading...
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Freedoms of the Press

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine journalism ethics. For this journalism lesson, students complete a think, pair, share activity about the journalistic code of ethics. Students then discuss an ethics scenario.
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Protecting our Freedoms: The Bill of Rights

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Take to the stage! Integrate both drama and civic skills by asking pupils to create and perform skills that demonstrate the importance of the amendments in the Bill of Rights. After reviewing the Preamble to the Constitution, learners...
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Freedom of the Press

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explain the "watchdog" role of the press. They identify varied roles that citizens, reporters, and editors play in maintaining a free press. They identify value conflicts between freedom of the press and other rights.
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For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students examine the four main media sources; radio, television, Internet and newspapers, while they determine the reasons that for knowing world news. They write articles to go with given newspaper headlines. They discuss the news and...
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Leaders for Today

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A. Philip Randolph, Bayard Rustin, Norman Hill, and Rachelle Horowitz were the principal organizers of the 1963 March on Washington. After reading primary source documents about these individuals, their contributions to the march, and...
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Freedom Trail News

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students take a virtual "Freedom Trail" tour to gather information and materials for a "newspaper" on the political situation in Boston in 1775. They describe historical places, people, and events connected to the beginning of the...
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The Wrong Side of History: How One Group Justified Its Opposition on the Freedom Riders and Civil Rights for African Americans

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Designed as a supplement to the study of the Freedom Riders, this resource uses primary sources to reveal the views of those who opposed the Freedom Riders. After careful study of the arguments presented by the members of the Montgomery...
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So, What’s the First Amendment?

For Students 7th - 12th
The First Amendment to the US Constitution protects people's rights to speech, the press, and religion. Using the resource, scholars discover how. They take a brief online quiz to determine how well they understand the First Amendment.