First Amendment In High School

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Introduction In high school, students are very outgoing and opinionated. They believe that their rights are just as equal to adults. Even though the Fourteenth Amendment connected the bridge between the school and student rights with the results of Brown v. Board of Education, it is the First Amendment that the students express more of at the high school level. During their adolescent years the students voice more opinions, express their desires, and tend to rebel. As mentioned, they believe they can say whatever they want; and they have no idea why they get disciplined. The importance of this Unit is to teach students their First Amendment rights by looking at the “Big Five” categories: Religion, Speech, Press, and Petition. Most of the
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