These lessons are for teachers in grades 5-12 and are intended to help them develop students’ awareness of the rights of identified in the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. The lessons are organized according to the First Amendment right(s) they are designed to cover. Also included is a section on strategies that can be used in the lessons.
The elementary Education for Freedom lessons are intended to help teachers develop students’ awareness of the rights identified in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Many complex ideas related to the amendment cannot be explored in the early grades. However, the essence of these rights can be understood when presented in a way that relates to the child’s life.
The elementary lessons not only relate to the child’s experience but also to the elementary curriculum in general, stressing particularly language arts and social studies concepts. Teachers who are concerned about teaching reading will especially appreciate the array of children’s literature recommended in many of the lessons.
New lessons for Elementary through High School students.