The Cost of Free Speech: Analysis from Multiple Perspectives & Legal Writing

The Cost of Free Speech: Analysis from Multiple Perspectives & Legal Writing
The Cost of Free Speech: Analysis from Multiple Perspectives & Legal Writing
The Cost of Free Speech: Analysis from Multiple Perspectives & Legal Writing
The Cost of Free Speech: Analysis from Multiple Perspectives & Legal Writing
The Cost of Free Speech: Analysis from Multiple Perspectives & Legal Writing
The Cost of Free Speech: Analysis from Multiple Perspectives & Legal Writing
The Cost of Free Speech: Analysis from Multiple Perspectives & Legal Writing
The Cost of Free Speech: Analysis from Multiple Perspectives & Legal Writing
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The right to free speech is a fundamental right granted by the US Constitution. But how does it apply to students in school?

The Cost of Free Speech is a two part lesson that examines three lawsuits dealing with schools and students' right to free speech.

Lesson 1-
During the Vietnam War students wore black armbands to protest the war. Should they be allowed? How did the Courts rule? What precedent was set?

Lesson 2-
Fast forward to two other cases: A girl protests the "Day of Silence" organized by the Gay/Straight Alliance by wearing a shirt that says "Be Happy, Not Gay. She was sent home. A group of students wear shirts with the American flag to protest a Cinco De Mayo celebration. Fights threatened to break out and they were sent home.

In both cases, the students sued. The Courts ruled in favor of the students in one case, but not the other. Why? How do they relate back to the armband case?

Use law school strategies and high-interest real life cases to engage your students in critical thinking!

This download includes a 2 lesson, 25 pages PDF and 2 PowerPoint presentations.

Be sure check out some of our other engaging critical thinking lessons!
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Total Pages
25 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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