First Amendment: Plan of Study

Two Week Plan of Study

During this two-week course, students will analyze primary and secondary source documents via the Interactive Constitution to discuss and evaluate the common and divergent viewpoints on the First Amendment of the Constitution from legal scholars, the Founding generation, and fellow students through a civil dialogue that allows students to determine their own point of view and why each holds a particular viewpoint.

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Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Introduction to the First Amendment
Civil Dialogue Primer
Freedom of Speech…
...and of the Press
Civil Dialogue on Freedom of Speech and Press
Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10
Freedom of Religion: Establishment
Freedom of Religion: Free Exercise
Civil Dialogue on Freedom of Religion
Freedom of Assembly and Petition
Classroom Exchange: A National Civil Dialogue on the First Amendment

First Amendment: By Clause


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Teachers can register their classes to discuss a big constitutional question with a classroom elsewhere in the United States. The Center will facilitate these dialogues by pairing classrooms, connecting them with an expert moderator, and setting up videoconferencing sessions.

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