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Freedom of the press -- United States

View Resource First Amendment Center

Developed in conjunction with Vanderbilt University, this site features excellent research coverage of key First Amendment issues and topics; along with a library of related materials and analyses provided by legal specialists who deal with the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment. The research materials available here are organized (appropriately enough) under the freedoms articulated...
View Resource Student Press Law Center

Created in 1974, the Student Press Law Center (SPLC) is the “nation's only legal assistance agency devoted exclusively to educating high school and college journalists about the rights and responsibilities embodied in the First Amendment.” Based in Arlington, Virginia the Center provides free legal advice and information along with low-cost educational materials. On its homepage, visitors can make...

View Resource Facing Freedom

This fine site from the Chicago History Museum asks the question: "What would you do for freedom?" With this in mind, the site encourages young people to "experience four ways Americans have defined freedom:" through workers' rights, armed conflict, race and citizenship, and public protest. The four themes are further divided into eight specific historical occurrences, including strikes by the...

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View Resource NewseumED

If you can't get to the Newseum in Washington, D.C., you'll definitely want to check out its Digital Classroom. Created to help bring the "First Amendment to life for students," the site contains primary sources, interactives, videos, and lesson plans for everyone. From the homepage, visitors can make their way through areas that include Modules, Video Lessons, Primary Sources, and Standards of...