Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier (1988)
This mini-lesson covers the basics of the Supreme Court’s decision that established a school principal’s right to censor student articles in the school newspaper. Students learn about the limits on student free speech in a school environment. Then they examine the issue of censorship and the reasons for imposing it.
- Describe the rights protected by the First Amendment.
- Identify the main arguments put forth in the case.
- Define censorship and identify examples of it.
- Describe the rationale behind the Supreme Court's decision.
- Identify the impact of the Supreme Court's decision on the issue of student expression at school and individuals' rights.
Resources for this lesson are available in print and digital form. A free teacher account is required to access them. Log in or register below.