Freedom of expression is important for democracy, because it enables the public to participate in making decisions based on the free flow of information and ideas. Without it, people would be unable to make informed decisions.
In the United States, Freedom of Expression is protected by the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights.
This collection include lesson plans and activities.
The following are outstanding resources as well:
Interactive Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of First Amendment Law! http://www.splc.org/page/first-amendment-quiz
Importance of a Free Press Lesson Plan by Facing History.org: https://www.facinghistory.org/resource-library/facing-ferguson-news-literacy-digital-age/importance-free-press
iCivics offers an incredible lesson on the Role of Media: https://www.icivics.org/teachers/lesson-plans/role-media
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