Freedom of Speech: Crash Course Government and Politics #25

Freedom of speech isn't always free—or legal! The 25th lesson of a 50-part series covering the US government and politics has scholars investigate the First Amendment's rights of verbal expression. A short video creates open discussion and thought on what kind of speech the Constitution protects and what it does not.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Brainstorm what kinds of free speech are protected and what are not prior to viewing the video 
  • Create a series of questions for students to answer while watching the video
Classroom Considerations
  • Be sure the class has Internet access if assigning for individual viewing
  • Introduces court cases and primary source quotes for further research and use in unit
  • Animates the main ideas and concepts of free speech to benefit visual learners
  • None