This The Development and Application of the First Amendment lesson plan also includes:
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.
- Ask pupils to view news clips in the lesson to discuss when officials should step in and limit protests
- Assumes learners have background knowledge of the Bill of Rights
- Requires computer access for some activities
- Use of primary sources and court cases gives individuals practice at sharpening their skills using primary sources
- Structured activities allow teachers to scaffold learning
- While parts of this lesson plan are useable, a foundational website, Writing Rights, is no longer live