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You Be the Editor

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Look at different case studies to discuss the ethics of journalism. Twelve real-life events are written up and your learners get to be the editors. Encourage your class to think about the implications of publishing decisions. After each...
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Freedoms of the Press

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars examine journalism ethics. In this journalism lesson, students complete a think, pair, share activity about the journalistic code of ethics. Young scholars then discuss an ethics scenario.
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War and the Media Press Freedom vs. Military Censorship

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students analyze the relationship between war and media. In this media awareness lesson plan, students listen to their instructor present a lecture on freedom of the press and military censorship. Students participate in an activity...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Why is Freedom of Speech a Burning Issue?

For Students 8th - 12th
In this current events worksheet, students analyze a political cartoon about the freedom of speech and respond to three short answer questions
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Journalism for Justice

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewRoll the presses! Or at least have your class members participate in the time-honored tradition of the student press by creating their own newspapers or journalist pieces on a social problem. After conducting research and collaborating...
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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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Law Review

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How can your journalism class ensure they use social media responsibly and legally? The sixth lesson 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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Anonymous Sources in the Media

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
When do people ask for anonymity? Why? After reading the New York Times article "For a Reporter and a Source, Echoes of Broken Promise," young readers participate in a roundtable discussion focusing on freedom of the press and the use of...
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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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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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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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What are the benefits of having a Free Press?

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students examine why actual malice is necessary in libel cases. Students demonstrate the importance of a third party in libel and slander cases. They analyze why a free press is essential in American society.
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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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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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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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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. After reading and discussing Linda Crotta Brennan’s The Black Regiment of the American Revolution, class...
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Press-ing Freedom

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars 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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Does Having Freedom of Speech Mean We Can Burn Our Flag?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students present oral arguments to a mock Supreme Court and discuss the burning of the U.S. flag and freedom of speech.
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The Legacy of FDR's Four Freedoms of Speech

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine some of the nuances, vagaries, and ambiguities inherent in the rhetorical use of "freedom." The objective is to encourage students to glimpse the broad range of hopes and aspirations that are expressed in the call...
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Freedom of the Press: The Trial of Peter Zenger

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders discuss freedom of the press. In this trial of Peter Zenger lesson, 5th graders research primary documents for information on how his trial help establish our constitutional right.  Students perform a mock trial for Zenger. 
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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 of Speech: Crash Course Government and Politics #25

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...