Friday, September 13, 2013

Constitution Day Resources Part 3

Today's Topic: The First Amendment

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution is a part of the United States Bill of Rights that protects freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and the right to petition. Here is a (.pdf) or (.doc) of this webpage:The First Amendment.

Freedom of speech
A person can say or think anything they want.

Freedom of religion
A person can practice any religion or no religion. The government cannot establish a national religion.

Freedom of assembly
People can come together to have peaceful meetings, rallies, marches, or demonstrations.

Freedom of the press
A person can read, write, publish, or broadcast anything they want.

Right to petition
People can ask the government to change the law.

Here is a (.pdf) or (.doc) of this webpage:
The First Amendment.

USCIS: NEW! Bill of Rights and Other Amendments - Beginning Level
The Bill of Rights and Other Amendments lesson plan and handouts for literacy students and low beginners covering civics test items 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 48, 50, 51, 54, and 66.

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