In this lesson, students will examine the history and importance of press freedom and, by seeking out information on constitutional issues from multiple sources, begin to understand ways a free press makes self-government possible.
Handout A: Why Does a Free Press Matter? (Background Essay)
Handout B: A Free Press and the Candidates
Handout C: Letter from a Friend
Primary Source Appendices
Founding Principles for ELL
Vocabulary Scaffolding for ELL Glossary