How does the First Amendment of the Constitution interact with written expression? To answer this question, students must be able to answer the following questions. What forms of expression does the First Amendment protect? Why does the First Amendment protect the freedom of speech and press? How does one determine what is protected free speech and what is not?
These questions form the backbone of this unit. If a student can successfully answer and rationalize his or her answer to all of these questions then the learning objectives have been met. Each student must be able to answer these questions in an assessable manner which provide a clearly define stance and supporting reasons and evidence to give credence to this stance.