Using Deliberative Techniques to Teach United States History

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ACTIVITY SHEET
Rights Revolution: Free Speech
Instructions: You are to work with the other members of your group to develop a short written presentation (no more than three pages) and a timeline tracing the evolution and expansion of freedom of speech, which you will share with the entire class. One member of your group will introduce the material with a three-to five-minute overview. The other members of the group will answer any questions the class has about the material.The Supreme Court played a major role in expanding free speech. Begin your research by investigating the decisions below. Then, broaden your research to include other factors important in extending this right.You presentation should address:
Court decisions
Groups important in advocating for the expansion of free speech
Political conditions and, if appropriate, laws extending free speech
Social conditions important in expanding this right

IMPORTANT SUPREME COURT CASES
Brandenburg v. Ohio
Dennis v. United States
Miller v. California
New York Times Co. v. Sullivan
Roth v. United States
United States v. O’Brien
Yates v. United States

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