ERIC Number: ED395875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
For Which It Stands: Flag Burning and the First Amendment. Teacher's Guide.
Thompson, Marcia A.; Sass, Charles R.
This teacher's guide is designed to accompany the two-part videotape "For Which It Stands: Flag Burning and the First Amendment." The videotape and teacher's guide should help students to: (1) understand the emotion and significance of the flag-burning issue; (2) examine the free speech aspect of the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights; (3) evaluate the response of government officials to the Supreme Court's decision that a Texas law forbidding the desecration of the flag violated the free speech protections of the First Amendment and the debate over amending the Constitution to prevent flag burning; and (4) compare and contrast the many perspectives people have on patriotism, protest, and free speech. The guide contains four activities that involve class discussions and small-group work. The active learning approach encourages students to go beyond recognition or knowledge of facts to begin analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating the issues and concepts being studied. (LH)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Elementary Secondary Education, Freedom of Speech, Instructional Materials, Law Related Education, Learning Activities, Nationalism, Patriotism, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills
Close Up Publishing, 44 Canal Center Plaza, Alexandria, VA 22314 (25-minute videotape and this "Teacher's Guide": $59.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers: Bill of Rights; Close Up Program; First Amendment; Flag Burning; Flags; United States Constitution
Note: Matching videotape not available from ERIC.