First Amendment

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First Amendment


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College Career & Civic Life (C3)
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan


In this lesson plan, students investigate students' rights and the First Amendment. Click on the download PDF or DOC button to access additional resources including the following story from the Washington Post about students expelled for posting rap videos to their social media sites.

  • Elahe Izadi, news story describing a group of students suspended for rap videos they created, “Lawsuit: Black Teens Unfairly Expelled from Ohio High School after Making Rap Music Videos”, Washington Post, September 3, 2014

After reading the story, students analyze the actions of both the students and the school.

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 12
United States Government
3 ) Analyze major features of the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights for purposes, organization, functions, and principles, including rule of law, federalism, limited government, popular sovereignty, judicial review, separation of powers, and checks and balances.

•  Explaining main ideas of the debate over ratification that included the Federalist papers
•  Analyzing the Bill of Rights for its application to historical and current issues
•  Outlining the formal process of amending the Constitution of the United States

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.USG.AAS.12.3- Identify the major purposes of the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights.
SS.USG.AAS.12.3a - Outline the possible paths taken to ratify an amendment to the Constitution.

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Author: Ginger Boyd