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Figuring Out First Amendment Rights Card Sort
Students can use this hands-on card sorting activity to apply their knowledge of the First Amendment to scenarios that represent guaranteed rights within the amendment: Freedom of Speech; Freedom of Religion; Freedom of the Press; Right to Petition; and Freedom of Assembly. The file includes 25 Firs
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First Amendment Sort {Social Studies Interactive Notebook}
Students having trouble understanding the various components of the First Amendment? Make sure that your students are able to tell the difference between some of the key terms and vocabulary involved in this important topic. This would be a perfect assessment or interactive notebook activity after t
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1st Amendment Current Event Case Studies - Common Core Ready
You and your students are guaranteed to have a lot of fun with these highly rigorous and engaging activities covering the 1st Amendment. It is aligned with Language Arts and Social Studies Common Core standards that will keep your students engaged. You and your students will study The Constitution
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Close Reading:  First Amendment Landmark Cases and Political Cartoons
Perfect for Social Studies, Language Arts, Reading, Debate, and Public Speaking classes! This lesson guides students through reading and analyzing the first amendment, what is protected speech and unprotected speech. Students examine the actual amendment, sample political cartoons, and two Landmar
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Constitution Day First Amendment Activity-Would you fight for all 5?
This PowerPoint/Keynote goes was made to coincide with the Newseum lesson called "Would you fight for all 5?" You can download it for free on the Newseum website under lesson plans and I made this to go along with it. I use this each year for my activity on Constitution Day. The kids love it because
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1st Amendment Landmark Cases PowerPoint
This 38-slide PowerPoint walks students through some tough, controversial Supreme Court decisions - and includes cases that are of particular interest to young people. Cases in this file focus on religion and speech issues: Cantwell v. Connecticut (1940) (door-to-door evangelizing), Rosenberger v.
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DBQ: First Amendment in Schools (From Tinker to "Bong Hits")
This DBQ focuses on the effect the Tinker v. Des Moines case had on students' and teachers' First Amendment rights. It ruled that you do not lose your constitutional rights at the "schoolhouse gate." Since the Tinker case, the rights won have been eroding from court case to court case. This DBQ anal
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The First Amendment in Current Events
This fun, interactive lesson gives the students a strong understanding of the meanings of the five freedoms guaranteed in the United States Constitution's first amendment. The five freedoms become real as the students watch short news segments about current events identifying which freedom was bein
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1st Amendment Freedoms & 14th Due Process and Equal Protection - Civics SOL
1st Amendment Freedoms & 14th Due Process and Equal Protection - Civics SOL This lesson teaches students about the important protections of the 1st & 14th Amendments. Students will learn about the five basic freedoms of Amendment I – freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the p
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First Amendment Gallery Walk Activity- Freedom of speech, press, etc.
This product has: How to Use Page 10 Gallery Walk Scenarios Student Worksheet Answer Key “Create your own” directions This First Amendment Gallery Walk has students walk around the classroom reading scenarios while completing a corresponding worksheet. Each scenario is related to freedoms of the F
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First Amendment Activities Bundle- Gallery Walk, Task Cards, puzzles & more
What's included in this FUN, INTERACTIVE, bundle? How to Gallery Walk 10 Scenarios Gallery Walk Activity, Student worksheet and Answer Key My First Five Worksheet- Students write sentences or draw pictures about the freedoms in their daily life. Mix it Up Puzzle and Answer Key- Students answer
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First Amendment DBQ: Student Speech
Document Based Questions (DBQs) are a great way to help students hone their analytical skills. They allow the student to prove his/her understanding of the documents and use them to prove a thesis in response to a sophisticated prompt. This is precisely what is expected in the Common Core – critical
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Freedom of Assembly and Petition- 1st Amendment Presentation & Activities
Freedom of Assembly and Petition- 1st Amendment Presentation and Activities This is an engaging activity to help your students understand the first amendment Right of Assembly and Petition. First, students will listen to a lecture as they fill out the creative LECTURE NOTES. Students are asked to c
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1st Amendment- Freedom of Speech Lesson
Engaging 1st amendment lesson on the controversial topic of Freedom of Speech. Lesson can be used for students to work through independently on computer or tablet. Teachers can also utilize this lesson as a teacher guided resource. Personally, I have used this lesson in Edmodo, Google Classroom, and
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First Amendment - Expression Lesson Plan and Simulation
This lesson plan introduces your students to the Expression Clause of the First Amendment. Your students will be laughing and hooked with the lesson opener which includes a clip from The Office. Additionally, there is a Supreme Court Simulation in which your students can apply their knowledge that t
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First Amendment Game!
This exciting game teaches students about the five parts of the first amendment in the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights! This game is perfect for a center, indoor recess, or differentiated instruction. Geared to help with the Ohio Social Studies Standards for grade four, this game has
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UNIT PLAN First Amendment and Student Press Rights and Responsibilities
This UNIT PLAN is designed for use in an advanced high school course for students of applied journalism or an introductory course for journalism majors at the university level. This series of lesson plans is designed to be delivered over 3 class periods, 90-minutes each in duration, or, its multi-
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First Amendment Rights Bundle - Freedom of Speech
This is a bundle of 6 First Amendment Rights assignments focus on the Freedom of Speech, and will help your students understand how to apply these protections as students, and in everyday life. The following assignments are included in this bundle: An informational text article A foldable learning c
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Five Freedoms of the First Amendment Cut and Paste Activity
Students will cut and paste the Five Freedoms of the First Amendment into the chart and add a description (provided). This can be glued into an interactive notebook for later use.
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1st Amendment Freedoms
This resource provides an easy mnemonic device to help your students remember all five parts of the 1st Amendment, along with descriptions of each freedom. Included: -Title Page -Mnemonic device printable -Freedom of Press printable -Freedom of Religion printable -Freedom of Assembly printable -F
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1st Amendment Lessons/Unit
This product includes 3-4 days of lessons that comprehensively cover the 1st amendment freedoms. Included in the product: - Gallery Walk Activity: Interactive anticipatory set that will engage students and teach them to think critically about some 1st amendment controversies. (PDF and Word) - 30-
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Freedom of Religion (1st Amendment) Lecture, Reading and Activity
This creative, 15-slide power point Lecture: Freedom of Religion reviews the establishment and free exercise clauses of the first amendment. Students will begin by completing a reading and questions related to the “separation of church and state”. Students will then take notes on the Cornell Notes T
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First Amendment Crossword
First Amendment Crossword 1st Amendment Vocabulary Comprehension A simple, easy, engaging crossword puzzle about important concepts I will teach during my Constitution & Government unit. My students love them this year and it keeps them engaged, yet productive! First Amendment Leveled Texts
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The First Amendment Unit
In today's world, it is highly important for students to gain knowledge of their rights as found in the First Amendment, and I believe you will find this government unit to be instrumental in teaching your students. I designed this unit with an emphasis on research, current events, and critical thin
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First Amendment Rights Package
This 44-page package includes two sets of flashcards-- one for the rights given to us by the first amendment, and the second for vocabulary associated with the unit-- as well as posters for all five rights, and an I Have Who Has game to review the rights with examples of them.
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1st Amendment Student Rights Articles and Graphic Organizer/Questions
In this stations activity, students read six articles related to students and their first amendment rights. Students find the articles to be engaging and controversial, which results in lots of good conversation related to the first amendment. Topics discussed include the wearing of the confederat
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First Amendment Reading Passages Leveled Texts
In this resource, there is a nonfiction reading passage about the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights. It is differentiated for your high, mid, and lower level students as you study about the US Constitution. Integrate American History content with your reading texts and meet each reader's needs w
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Student Journalism, The First Amendment, and Hazelwood
This zip file contains a variety of resources to be used in teaching student journalism classes about the First Amendment and how it applies to student-run, school newspapers. A powerpoint is included discussing the basics of the First Amendment. A powerpoint is included that explores how the Firs
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Separation of Church and State Act-it-Out (Freedom of Religion – 1st Amendment)
Separation of Church and State Act-it-Out (Freedom of Religion – First Amendment Rights) Your students will love this creative group activity that will help them understand separation of church and state related to the first amendment: Freedom of Religion. As students act in and listen to the play
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1st Amendment- Freedom of the Press
This lesson is perfect for Civics, Government, History, Journalism, Criminal Justice, or any class dealing with aspects of political science. Student access to a computer or tablet is suggested for this lesson; however, teachers can also use as a personal resource to teach from. Includes interactive
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First Amendment Rights for United States Citizens
This is a 28 slide, animated, power point presentation on the rights of citizens according to the first amendment. Assignments, quizzes and exercises are included for the students to become involved. It is either a great introduction for review of the First Amendment. Each of the slides are editab
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Hate Crime - Free Speech - Criminal Law - First Amendment - 101 Slides
This is a complete presentation about Hate Speech and The First Amendment Right to Free Speech. THERE ARE MANY ACTUAL SLIDES IN THE PREVIEW FOR YOUR REVIEW. THIS IS YOUR BEST GUIDE TO PRODUCT QUALITY. This product has: a complete presentation on Hate Speech and The First Amendment Right to Free S
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3 Cases - First Amendment Flag Burning Standup Goodfellas - 50 Slides
This is a complete presentation on 3 Cases about the 1st Amendment: Johnson (flag burning) - Lenny Bruce (standup comic) - Goodfellas (movie). There is also a 10 point multiple choice test with answer key for each of the three cases for a total of 30 questions. THERE ARE MANY ACTUAL SLIDES FOR YOU
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First Amendment Hero Power Point Presentation Project
This is a great week and a half project for students to do on First Amendment Heros. It can be used in a history class, journalism class, or english class. I have included a 1.5 week lesson plan with day to day instructions, a worksheet explaining the assignment and one to be to be filled out, artic
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Sexting - Revenge Porn Law - First Amendment - Adults & Minors - 62 Slides
This is a complete presentation about Sexting, Revenge Porn and the 1st Amendment. THERE ARE MANY ACTUAL SLIDES FOR YOUR REVIEW IN THE PREVIEW. THIS IS YOUR BEST INDICATION OF PRODUCT QUALITY. There is also a 20 point multiple choice test with answer key included along with a complete set of FLASHC
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The First Amendment Internet Worksheet
Students will gain a basic understanding of the First Amendment through an easy to follow webquest. Please check out the website by clicking on the link below: http://www.ducksters.com/history/us_government/first_amendment.php Click here to view the website. The webquest contains 10 questions and
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Supreme Court Case Activity--1st Amendment-Citizens United v. Fed. Election-2010
This activity focuses on the 1st amendment Supreme Court case that decided the controversial Citizens United that allows corporations to be considered as people. This activity is particularly useful when it comes to sparking a good discussion with your class on Campaign Finance.
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Info Reading Text - Civil Liberties and Rights: 1st Amendment (No Prep/Sub Plan)
A reading assignment about the protections of the 1st Amendment. A great way to introduce the subject. The reading comes from a really great website, ushistory.org, under their free textbook tab. The information presented is theirs, I made up the questions. This can be done as a web quest assignment
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First Amendment Protections:  An Exercise with Differentiated Assessment Tasks
Engage your students from the beginning with this thought-provoking, critical thinking activity. You can begin your discussion with NSA surveillance of Angry Bird Apps and move your learners into the NPR recent debate on government spying and American First Amendment protections. This lesson is ac
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1st Amendment to Constitution Document Analysis Activity
Analyze the 1st Amendment with this easy to use lesson resource! This 1-page handout provides the original legislation as well as the document image for students to analyze with guiding questions for a better understanding of American documents and, in this case, the 1st Amendment to the Constituti
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The 1st amendment: Right to Petition
Have you ever wanted to challenge your students to think critically, discuss purposefully and write logically? Then this is the lesson for you. In this lesson students will define what it means to "petition the government for a redress of grievances." Then they will apply their understanding of this
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First Amendment Rights and Freedoms
This is a fabulous, student-centered and collaborative lesson! This lesson uses a modified version of the graffiti model and also incorporates photo analysis which is a necessary skill to master in any social studies classroom! This is a 90 minute lesson but the photo analysis and graffiti aspects
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SS.7.C.3.12 Court Case First Amendment
Students will be giving their opinions on a hypothetical case similar to the Tinker v Des Moines case of 1965. Students will apply their opinion than review what the current law or section of court case states. This activity brings in a review of both the excerpts of the Preamble to the Constitution
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Town Hall Simulations / Debate - School Uniforms, 1st Amendment worksheet
Town Hall Simulations / Debate - School Uniforms, 1st Amendment - kids play different community members with different thoughts and ideas about the legality of school uniforms versus first amendment rights to free expression
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1st Amendment- Freedom of Assembly and Petition
This lesson is perfect for Civics, Criminal Justice, US History, Government, or any class wanting to incorporate these guaranteed rights of the 1st Amendment. Student access to a computer or laptop is suggested. This lesson includes articles, videos, FAQ's, DBQ's, and Famous examples of Freedom of A
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Debate: The First Amendment: Newspaper Censorship in School
Students will debate the First Amendment in school in a fun and engaging activity that they can connect to real life. They will be debating whether or not the students had a constitutional right to publish the school newspaper based on the Bill of Rights and the First Amendment. What you get: 1.
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Constitution Day and First Amendment DISCUSSION AND WRITING ACTIVITY
The First Amendment is the cornerstone of a free society. This activity provides scholastic journalists with the opportunity to consider important First Amendment legal cases and discuss and debate the significant issues each case raises. This 5-page activity includes a handout with 5 cases. Each
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Government - Civil Liberties: 1st Amend. Freedoms Note Sheet
This is a 2-page Note Sheet on Civil Liberties: First Amendment Freedoms that goes along with the powerpoint presentation on this site.
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Freeing the First Amendment: VA Civics & Economics SOL CE. 3b
Students draw pictures to help them remember the five first amendment freedoms. A description of each freedom is included to help students understand what each freedom covers. Included in this download are pdf and editable word versions of this worksheet. Covers VA Civics & Economics SOL CE. 3
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First Amendment Quiz
This is a college-level, first-day assessment quiz to test students’ existing knowledge about the First Amendment, student rights, and Freedom of the Press. This PowerPoint quiz asks three warm-up questions and six “official” questions ranging from true/false and multiple choice to definition and sh
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First Amendment Word Search (Grades 3-5)
This product includes 1 word search puzzle and 1 answer key, which contain terms relating to the First Amendment. The answer key is highlighted according to color: red = horizontal words, yellow = vertical words, and teal = diagonal words. Students are asked to find and circle words in the puzzle u
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First Amendment Rights
This activity begins with a discussion on the First Amendment. We talk about the five personal freedoms granted by the constitution within the First Amendment. The students then complete a vocabulary graphic organizer using information they have been given and or a dictionary. Students will fill in
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