Most students are not aware of their rights, they do not know that they change while they are at school. This lesson plan goes through the most important court cases for freedom of speech in schools. Starting with 1969, Tinker v. Des Moines, Bethel School District v. Fraser, 1983, Hazelwood School District V. Kuhlmeier, 1988 and most recently Morse v. Frederick, 2007. Students can relate because the main people involved in these cases are students around their age. A perfect way to get students interested in their rights and let them know that freedom of speech does not mean they get to say whatever they want.
Constitution Day: Freedom of Speech in Public Schools Over Time
by Jessica Dean
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