ERIC Number: ED395873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
The First Amendment: America's Blueprint for Tolerance. Student Edition [and] Teacher's Resource.
Monk, Linda R.; And Others
Designed to supplement students' study of the Bill of Rights and the First Amendment, this text can help them identify the First Amendment as a blueprint for a tolerant society. The introduction explains the purpose of the book and describes its contents. The first chapter discusses events leading to the First Amendment's creation. The chapter also demonstrates how tolerance is the Amendment's primary theme. The second, third, and fourth chapters address how specific Supreme Court cases related to freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press support the nation's goal of a tolerant society. The last chapter illustrates how citizens play a vital role in fostering tolerance by ensuring constitutional values within their own communities. After reading the book and discussing specific issues, students should understand that by working together, people can build a more tolerant society. The teacher's resource provides a variety of instructional activities to help teachers make use of the accompanying student text. The activities and text can be integrated into and enhance courses such as U.S. history, government, civics, and law. Each unit includes student objectives, a list of terms and concepts, and classroom activities, some of which use case studies that focus on tolerance and the First Amendment. Student handouts accompany many of the activities. (LH)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Liberties, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Elementary Secondary Education, Freedom of Speech, Instructional Materials, Law Related Education, Social Studies, State Church Separation, United States History
Close Up Publishing, 44 Canal Center Plaza, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($7.95 plus shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Freedom Forum, Reston, VA.
Authoring Institution: Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers: Bill of Rights; Close Up Program; First Amendment; Tolerance; United States Constitution