Instructional Video

First Amendment Overview Part I

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The Declaration of Independence details the natural rights guaranteed by the First Amendment. The video explains these rights, including freedom of speech and non-violent protest. Scholars learn why specific rights were guaranteed and how citizens are protected. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Show learners the text of the First Amendment and read it as a group 
  • Have pupils draft a list of what they consider to be natural rights 
Classroom Considerations
  • Video is part of the extensive Congressional Hall Pass Series 
  • Video provides great background information on the First Amendment 
  • Uses multiple presenters throughout the video to make it more engaging 
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