ERIC Number: ED343841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Education for Freedom: Lessons on the First Amendment for Secondary School Students (6-12).
Miller, Barbara; And Others
These lesson plans on the First Amendment are designed to help secondary school students to understand the history and meaning of the First Amendment and its importance in today's society. The manual has two sections, one for middle school, the other for high school. Ten lessons for middle school students cover the following topics: (1) Throwing our rights away; (2) Using the First Amendment; (3) Free expression: what should be protected?; (4) Expression at school; (5) Religion at school; (6) Privacy and the First Amendment; (7) Your right to know: the privacy triangle; (8) Should the Bill of Rights be amended?; (9) First Amendment rights; and (10) The First Amendment in posters (evaluation). Subjects covered by the 10 lessons for high school students are: (1) Students and rights: beliefs and realities; (2) First Amendment freedoms survey; (3) Life without the First Amendment; (4) An established church in America?; (5) Free exercise of religion; (6) Freedom of speech; (7) Freedom of the press; (8) Freedom of assembly; (9) Petitioning government; and (10) The First Amendment in its third century. Each lesson contains an introduction and information on objectives, time required, materials and preparation involved, procedure, and extension/enrichment activities. A bibliography follows each set of lessons. Both the middle school and high school sections of this manual provide a description of the Education for Freedom Project, a First Amendment background paper, and a general introduction to the materials used. (DB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Educational Objectives, Intermediate Grades, Law Related Education, Secondary Education, Student Educational Objectives, United States History
First Amendment Congress, 1445 Market Street #320, Denver, CO 80202 ($25.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Knight Foundation, Inc., Akron, OH.
Authoring Institution: First Amendment Congress, Denver, CO.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: First Amendment; United States Constitution