The following lessons were produced by Sam Chaltain, the First Amendment scholar helping to inform, and contributing content to, our new 1Voice campaign. Sam is a writer, an educator, and the founding director of the Five Freedoms Project, an organization that assists educators in raising awareness with students about their First Amendment rights and obligations. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Constitution Day 2008
For students to fully appreciate First Amendment issues, they must learn to think critically about them. Furthermore, they must do this through the consistent practice of free speech…
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“Freedom and Order”
As a May 19 Channel One News 1Voice feature on Myanmar demonstrates, some people around the globe continue to live in societies that deny fundamental freedoms, including freedom of the press.
“First Amendment 101″: Channel One, as part of our ongoing partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, has produced this engaging video series, featuring Sam Chaltain, a respected author, educator, and First Amendment scholar, presenting First Amendment fundamentals, ideals, and applications to a live audience of teachers and students attending workshops at this year’s Student Television Network Convention in Anaheim. Watch now!
OpEd: “Remembering Dr. King… and the First Amendment”
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a true champion of the First Amendment, yet few if any of us directly connect Dr. King’s heroism and accomplishments to his faith in– and use of– our primary tools of democracy, the freedoms of the First Amendment.
* These lessons contain examples some may find of questionable taste.