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FIRE launches new civil liberties learning platform
We are thrilled to launch Learn with FIRE, our new interactive learning platform offering free courses about civil liberties, including free speech.
The site currently features six interactive courses — four for university students and two for anyone interested in FIRE’s mission — as well as 21 downloadable lesson plans about civil liberties for K-12 teachers.
Learn with FIRE’s interactive courses:
- explain the importance of radically free speech;
- teach the value of constructive disagreement and how to have productive conversations;
- educate university students about their free speech and due process rights;
- provide first-year college students with free-speech-centric orientation programming; and
- show university students how they can get involved with FIRE.
Most of these courses have associated prizes, ranging from free FIRE socks and a copy of FIRE’s “Guide to Free Speech on Campus” to $1,000 for travel to FIRE’s 2023 Summer Conference. FIRE will even pay for up to $50 of food for the Let’s Talk or Student Defenders group meeting of students who complete our “Get Involved with FIRE” course!
In its fight for free speech and due process rights, FIRE gives changemakers the tools they need to make their voices heard.
Information about how to qualify for these prizes can be found in the course descriptions.
Learn with FIRE’s 21 downloadable lesson plans are designed to help K-12 teachers give their students a thorough grounding in the Constitution to ensure that our country’s best and brightest are empowered with the knowledge of their rights.
In its fight for free speech and due process rights, FIRE gives changemakers the tools they need to make their voices heard. Knowledge of one’s rights is a crucial element of successful advocacy, and Learn with FIRE, developed by FIRE’s Student Outreach team, seeks to teach Americans what their rights are and how to use them.
Anyone interested in learning more about FIRE-related topics should take advantage of this new, free resource. The launch also signals the beginning of the site’s next phase of content development — stay tuned for several more Learn with FIRE courses to be posted to the site by the end of 2022!
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