This lesson has the students conduct research on several important people from history (the students can use any online search or database at your school). The students can be broken up into different groups to research one leaders. They can then bring the information back to their groups and share out. The students can also conduct the research on their own as well or with a group. Either way the students can dive into the rights protected under the 1st Amendment through real world examples. An exit slip is included to have the students discuss how they can exercise their own 1st Amendment rights.