First Amendment

Daily News Lesson: Student free speech makes it to the Supreme Court

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Discuss whether public schools should be able to punish students for speech outside of the school Continue reading

Lesson Plan: Were COVID restrictions constitutional?

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Research Constitutional considerations surrounding COVID and discuss the balance of private rights and public good. Continue reading

What are federal agents doing in Portland?

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Understand what is unusual about what’s happening right now amid protests in Portland. Continue reading

Are press freedoms under threat?

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In this lesson plan, hear from a journalist convicted of “cyber libel” in the Philippines and discuss press freedoms in the U.S. and around the world. Continue reading

Social media’s role in monitoring misinformation

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In this NewsHour EXTRA lesson, learn about Twitter’s new initiative to fact check the tweets of influential figures such as President Trump and how it has stirred debate over the role of social media platforms as content moderators.  Continue reading

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