This is a three part unit covering important Supreme Court cases that deal with issues concerning the free speech rights of students. Included in the download are write ups for Bethel v. Fraser, Morse v. Frederick, Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier, and Tinker v Des Moines (perhaps the most famous student free speech case of all time). The write ups give important background information on the cases as well as explanations for the Court's decisions. The issues in the cases include a variety of 1st Amendment issues including true speech, symbolic speech, censorship in student-ran newspapers, student protests, and school administrators attempting to enforce district policies at school-sponsored functions. Each unit also has student activities to accompany the readings. The unit includes three guided reading activities, three sets of true and false questions, three sets of vocabulary activities, three student response essay questions, three sets of multiple choice reading comprehension questions, and a word builder activity to wrap up the unit. There are enough activities to fill around three 30 to 40 minute segments of a history or government class. This one is sure to be a student favorite among the Supreme Court units as the readings generally lead to excellent discussion.
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