Freedom of the Press and News/Media Literacy Writing Prompts

Freedom of the Press and  News/Media Literacy Writing Prompts
Freedom of the Press and  News/Media Literacy Writing Prompts
Freedom of the Press and  News/Media Literacy Writing Prompts
Freedom of the Press and  News/Media Literacy Writing Prompts
Freedom of the Press and  News/Media Literacy Writing Prompts
Freedom of the Press and  News/Media Literacy Writing Prompts
Freedom of the Press and  News/Media Literacy Writing Prompts
Freedom of the Press and  News/Media Literacy Writing Prompts
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8th Grade Civics Writing

11 Prompt Worksheets

PROMPT: What are the basic rights listed in the 1st Amendment?

PROMPT: Why do you think the rights in the 1st Amendment were included?

PROMPT: Why do you think the framers thought it was important to protect freedom of expression in the Constitution?

PROMPT: What are the conflicting rights and interests in the Hazelwood case?

PROMPT: What were the similarities and differences with the Tinker case?

PROMPT: What was the purpose of the Federalist Anti-Federalist debates?What was the primary media chosen to conduct the debates?

PROMPT: Who were the primary audiences of Paine’s view Declaration of Independence?

PROMPT: Explain the basic ideas about government contained in the Declaration Independence.Describe the arguments found in the Declaration that justify separation from Great Britain. Explain why the colonists did not want to separate from Britain.

PROMPT: Why was freedom of the press so important to Colonists?

PROMPT: Why was freedom of the press added to the 1st Amendment?

PROMPT: Why is freedom of expression so important? Does Freedom of expression have limits?

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50 minutes
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