Knowing your civil liberties is the first step towards taking action for the causes you care about. When you Learn with FIRE, you’ll take courses on a wide range of topics, including free speech and due process, designed by our expert staff. These courses are for anyone who wants to know how to leverage their rights for change within their communities.
What is free speech? How did ancient and premodern societies conceive of speech? What modern developments have impacted free speech in the Western world?” Learn about this and more in FIRE's lesson on the history of free speech with special guest The Nomadic Professor.
The right to protest guarantees us the ability to use our free speech to voice opposition to ideas with which we disagree. In this unit, students will learn what constitutes a legally protected protest and examine some notable controversial forms of protest.
Ben Franklin was an influential champion of free speech and freedom of the press during the founding of the United States of America.
This mini-lesson highlights the unique protections of the First Amendment in the United States in comparison with restrictions abroad.
They love it because there is a lot of discussion, debating, and it deals with something they can relate to and think critically about controversies. — Mia, Chicago public school teacher
Students will learn why their free speech rights are so valuable, how they are essential to learning and to democracy, and about their proven history in securing justice and fairness for disempowered and marginalized populations.
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