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 and thought on what kind of speech the Constitution protects and what it does not.
- Brainstorm what kinds of free speech are protected and what are not prior to viewing the video
- Create a series of questions for students to answer while watching the video
- Be sure the class has Internet access if assigning for individual viewing
- Introduces court cases and primary source quotes for further research and use in unit
- Animates the main ideas and concepts of free speech to benefit visual learners