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Student Resources

    Books

    Know Your Rights: A Manual for Public School Students in Pennsylvania Third Edition by American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania.  Philadelphia, PA: ACLU of Pennsylvania, 2006.
    This PA manual provides students with an understanding of what their rights are in school.  Available online at www.aclupa.org/downloads/studentsrights.color.pdf.

    Youth! The 26% Solution by Wendy Lesko and Emanual Tsourounis.  Washington, DC: Youth Activism Project, 1998.
    This handbook provides teens (who make up 26% of the population) with steps to do social activism, from organizing a small meeting, wording a petition, and setting goals to relating to press and government officials and maintaining public relations.

    NOTE: See also Banned Books Resource Guide under “Teacher Resources” below for fiction and non-fiction resources for young adults.

    Web sites

    American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
    NOTE: ACLU has several affiliates that have youth-specific sites, such as Massachusetts, Northern California, Wisconsin and Ohio.  In addition, several ACLU affiliates also have student manuals specific to their state.  Locate local affiliate on ACLU’s national Web site.

    Do Something

    Global Kids

    Kids as Self-Advocates

    National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ)

    What Kids Can Do

    Wiretap

    Youth Activism Project

    Youth Noise

    Youth Service America


Teacher Resources

    Books

    Are There Any Good Books on Civil Liberties?  A Reader’s Guide by Sam Walker.  Boston, MA: American Civil Liberties Union, nd. 
    This guide provides an introduction to the best books on civil liberties issues.  Available online at www.aclu-mass.org/bookclub/GoodBooks_Walker.pdf.

    Banned Books Resource Guide by Robert P. Doyle.  Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2004.
    This resource book includes a list of books that have been challenged or banned, information about First Amendment court cases, and a selected annotated bibliography of fiction and non-fiction books on the First Amendment, for adults and students.

    The First Amendment in Schools by Charles C. Haynes, Sam Chaltain, John E. Ferguson, JR., David L. Hudson, Jr., Oliver Thomas.  Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 2000.
    This primer provides a foundation for understanding the First Amendment, its application in many Supreme Court cases, and its expression and practice in schools.

    Maximum Youth Involvement: The Complete Gameplan for Community Action by Wendy Lesko.  Washington, DC: Youth Activism Project, 2003.
    This guide answers more than 100 questions on how adults and organizations can support young people as effective advocates in changing community norms and policies.

    Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching: A Resource Guide for K-12 Classrooms edited by Deborah Menkart, Alana D. Murray, and Jenice L. View.  Teaching for Change and PRRAC, 2004.
    This curriculum provides lessons and articles for K-12 educators on how to go beyond a heroes approach to the Civil Rights Movement.

    Religion in the Public Schools by the Anti-Defamation League.  New York: ADL, 2004. 
    Thispublication answers frequently asked questions about the role of religion in public schools.   Available for order or online at www.adl.org/religion_ps_2004.

    Web sites

    American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

    Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

    Bill of Rights Institute

    Center for First Amendment Rights

    First Amendment Center

    First Amendment Schools

    Freedom Forum

    J-Ideas

    McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum

    National Constitutional Center

    Study Circles Resource Center

    Teaching the First Amendment

    Teaching Tolerance








The First Amendment In Public Schools
  • Introduction
  • Overview of Unit
  • Download a PDF of the entire unit
Lesson Plans
  • What Is the First Amendment?
  • Religious Freedom in Public Schools
  • Freedom of Speech and the Press in Public Schools
  • Freedom to Assemble and to Petition
Resources
  • Student and Teacher Resources
  • Correlations of Lessons to National Standards
  • The First Amendment of the Constitution: The Five Freedoms
A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute Recommended Multicultural and Anti-Bias Books for Children
A CLASSROOM OF DIFFERENCE Programs and Resources
THE MILLER EARLY CHILDHOOD INITIATIVE of A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute





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