Bethel School District v. Fraser (1986)

Lesson Plan


This mini-lesson covers the basics of the Supreme Court's decision that established a school's ability to prohibit inappropriate student language on campus. Students learn about the First Amendment right of free speech, and explore the many different ways the Supreme Court has interpreted it.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Describe the rights protected by the First Amendment
  • Identify the main arguments put forth in the case
  • Describe the rationale behind the Supreme Court's decision
  • Identify different types of speech that are protected by the First Amendment
  • Evaluate the impact of the Supreme Court's decision on the issue of student expression at school and individuals' rights

LESSON MATERIALS


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