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ERIC Number: ED242575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Freedom: A Classroom Exercise.
Helms, Ronald G.
The Social Studies Professional, n70 Jan 1984
A 6-8 day secondary level social studies unit explores censorship in education through a variety of activities. Students participate in a preassessment poll measuring their opinions on academic freedom, answer a questionnaire entitled "What do you think?" concerning local school board and community powers, rank a list of possible teacher activities on a scale from acceptable to unacceptable, and watch the American Library Association film entitled "The Speaker." These activities are accompanied by discussion and analysis questions. A critical reading on student rights concludes the unit. Nine student projects suggested for evaluating the unit include a community censorship poll; a research/opinion paper; an interview with a school official, news editor, or lawyer; and a report on the American Civil Liberties Union. (LP)
National Council for the Social Studies, 3501 Newark St., N.W., Washington, DC 20016.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A