Your 1st Amendment Rights

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Why should classes care about the First Amendment? An engaging lesson serves as a powerful tool for answering just that. As all four cases in the lesson relate directly to freedom of expression in schools, young scholars explore the field of criminology by immersing themselves in issues of importance in their own lives. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use as a group activity in which scholars study a Supreme Court case and summarize their findings for the rest of the class
  • Assign the interactive quiz for pupils to check their understanding of the First Amendment before using the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Page is part of a series of six lessons on landmark Supreme Court cases
  • Reading level is a bit advanced and better for high schoolers

Pros

  • Highlights and links key terms to a glossary of definitions for reference
  • Breaks each landmark case down into clearly marked sections to help scholars better understand the ruling and its importance
Cons

  • Small font size makes it difficult to read and navigate
Common Core