Teach the First Amendment, 9-12

This Web site includes free teaching guides and lesson plans as well as other resources like tools for starting and protecting student newspapers and broadcast stations. Educators can also find a short quiz on the site to test their own knowledge and students’ knowledge of the First Amendment. The Web site, which links to lesson plans, posters, books and student media assistance was developed in response to a 2005 national survey that showed that high school students lacked knowledge of the First Amendment. University of Connecticut researchers found that nearly half the students surveyed believe the government can censor the Internet, and one-third think the First Amendment goes too far in the rights it guarantees. To access this site, go to http://www.teachfirstamendment.org/.