Schenck vs. United States

Freedom of speech isn't always guaranteed. Scholars investigate a Supreme Court case that brought to light the limits of the First Amendment. Viewers explore the issue of wartime rhetoric and how it changes the rules of free speech. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate a review lesson on the rights included in the First Amendment
  • Include the protests in today's world against various subjects
Classroom Considerations

  • Print out anti-war posters and statements and place them around the room prior to the video
  • The eighth installment of a 10-part series 
Pros

  • Video is factual and brief
  • Audio and visual learners benefit from the video clip
Cons