"What Is Speech?" is an exploration of the First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause, Compelled Speech Doctrine, and the concept of compelling state (government) interest.
THEME: The Constitution and the Courts
SOCIAL STUDIES DOMAIN: Civics
GRADE LEVEL: 8+
"What Is Speech?" Teacher's Guide includes background information, curriculum framework alignment,* essential questions, expected outcomes, intersections with concurrent events, and connections to today's world. Four (4) lesson plans are framed within History UnErased's Inquiry Arc for contextualized pedagogy and anchored in primary source analysis.
Resources and Materials in Student Handouts
Student handouts are offered in printer-friendly grayscale for classroom reproducibles.
Supreme Court Procedures and Protocols Key Terms
Supreme Court Procedures and Protocols Background Information
Language Practice Activity Part I
Language Practice Activity Part II
Supreme Court Procedures and Protocols Cognitive Organizer
Judication Jigsaw Activity
WHAT IS SPEECH? Dramatic Reading
WHAT IS SPEECH? Dramatic Reading Comprehension Questions
Background information on Supreme Court Cases referenced in WHAT IS SPEECH? Dramatic Reading
Concur or Dissent Rubric
*Aligned with Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework (2018), National Council for the Social Studies Standards, and UCLA History: National Center for History in the Schools Standards.