Speaking Of… Free Speech in a Changing Society
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Speaking of… Free Speech in a Changing Society is available at no cost to any educator who would like to employ the resources in their curriculum.
As students become increasingly aware of the power of exercising their rights, discussions about the First Amendment are particularly relevant. But what protections does the First Amendment really provide and how does it apply to contemporary issues? To address these important questions, F3 Law created this complimentary video, divided into three 15-minute parts, to be used as a resource in high school government and civics classes.
The video, entitled Speaking of… Free Speech in a Changing Society, touches on how the law is interpreted and applied through the court system and how the understanding of laws and rights evolves through judicial precedent, particularly as it pertains to freedom of speech. It discusses how the meaning of the First Amendment has been refined and adjusted through Supreme Court case law, and how new technology raises new questions.
This resource will be an aid to give our students a solid understanding of these five critical ingredients of civic education:
- Our democracy
- The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights
- Public participation in government
- Voting rules, both state and federal
- Media literacy
This video is designed to stimulate Socratic discussions on constitutional law and the court system, by focusing on a subject that today’s students find quite interesting.
Featuring constitutional law experts:
- F3 Law Attorney Diane Marshall-Freeman
- Professor Christine Chambers Goodman
- Judge Marjorie Steinberg
Educational institutions are committed to empowering students with the knowledge, skills, and compassion they need to make meaningful contributions to their community. Educators believe that we are successful when we help students understand that they can change the world for the better.
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