The First Amendment and Virginia v. Black

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Are there, and should there, be any limits on the First Amendment's protection of free speech? Class members grapple with this question as they examine several controversial court cases involving the First Amendment.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have class members research the 2014 Supreme Court decision McCullen v. Coaklye 


Classroom Considerations
  • Update the materials with information about the 2014 McCullen v. Coaklye Supreme Court decision
  • The 18-page packet includes viewing guides for the documentary, activities, and discussion questions 



  • The carefully scaffolded plan includes a writing prompt that asks class members to compare Virginia v. Black with McCullen v. Coaklye 
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