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The Exchange is a public forum in which high school students discover the power of their voices as citizens. It encourages students to apply constitutional values to the most pressing and often divisive issues of the day.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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Should students’ cyber speech be protected under the First Amendment? Students have the chance to review a school’s jurisdiction to reprimand students for off-campus behavior. Participants in this installment of The Exchange reviewed landmark court cases, and current events to gain a deeper understanding of the debate surrounding schools’ ability to disciple students over issues of freedom of expression for on- and off-campus behavior, including online activities. Use the Exchange lesson plan and poster in your classroom to encourage deliberation about the issues of censorship and free expression in schools and communities.
This Exchange program is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the Endowment.
Use the Center’s Civility and Democracy breakout sessions and guiding questions to further encourage deliberation in the classroom.
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