Civics and Government
The First Amendment
WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
MEANINGS AND LIMITATIONS
This is a practical and easy to implement civic/government lesson. Information is simplified and scaffold for easy comprehension. The learning materials can be given with guided instruction or as independent work.
Objectives: Students will be able to:
• Identify the five freedoms protected in the First Amendment.
• Explain why the first Amendment is often considered the most important amendment.
• Identify who is responsible for clarifying the meaning of the First Amendment.
• Describe the meaning of each of the five freedoms listed in the First Amendment.
• Describe key limitations placed on each of five freedoms in the First Amendment.
1. Lesson Plan
2. PowerPoint Presentation
3. Reading Comprehension Worksheets
4. Identify Limitations Worksheet
5. Analysis, Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier
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