Blasphemy! Salman Rushdie and Freedom of Expression
Students explore the concepts of blasphemy, censorship and freedom of expression through the lens of Salman Rushdie. They also consider how these issues have been reflected in US history.
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World History and Geography: 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to the Present
Intended to help Virginia teachers align their curriculum to the state's history and social science standards, this packet provides a wealth of materials for any social studies or science instructor. Loaded with plans, suggestions for...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
Was Congress’s Violation of the First Amendment During the McCarthy Era Justified?
“I have in my hand 57 cases of individuals who would appear to be either card carrying members or certainly loyal to the Communist Party. . .” Senator Joseph McCarthy certainly stirred the pot with his claims. The result was a series of...
7th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Cold War: Anti-Communism at Home
Eleventh graders take a closer look at the Red Scare. In this Cold War lesson, 11th graders read the provided literature about anti-communism in the United States and then respond to the provided discussion questions that accompany the...
11th Social Studies & History
Blasphemy: Salman Rushdie
Students discover the definition of blasphemy and examine examples of it in history. In this blasphemy lesson plan, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding details of blasphemy throughout history. Students respond...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History