Make a study of the First Amendment and its relationship to freedom. Pupils rewrite the amendment and discuss the central idea before focusing on a specific phrase. After discussing, class members write a journal entry about the included guiding question. This activity is meant to fit into a larger lesson or unit that relates to the guiding question.
- A quick activity that hits on several Common Core standards
- Combines close reading, discussion, and writing
- You will need to build context around the activity; it is meant only as an idea, not as a full lesson plan