So here’s an interesting lesson plan that I did with my Journalism 1 kids. We started out the day with a quick presentation on the First Amendment. I told them the five freedoms, which we discussed. I had them take a glimpse into other countries, so that they can see why Freedom of the Press is so important!
Each table was covered with butcher paper and had a “First Amendment Hero” taped to the top. They were charged to research the person on their table along with their groupmates and write on the table what they found out about. By the end of the day, the tables were filled with answers! It actually went over really well! The five “heroes” I used were Martin Luther King, Jr., the Kountze HS Cheerleaders, Rosa Parks, Tim Tebow and Cesar Chavez.