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Let Freedom Ring

July is a perfect time to use the newspaper and celebrate the freedoms protected by the Bill of Rights.

liberty-bellFind Five

The First Amendment of the Bill of Rights states that newspapers are free to print information. Newspapers print information about the rights of people. Have your students use today’s newspaper to find pictures and/or headlines about each of the five rights protected by the First Amendment.

Rights Protected by the First Amendment:

  • Speech
  • Assembly
  • Press
  • Religion
  • Petition

Children’s Bill of Rights

While children do not have all of the rights protected by the Bill of Rights, they do have some important rights. Have students start a scrapbook of news stories about children and after a few months, write a Bill of Rights for children. Start a scrapbook of news stories about children and after a few months, write a Bill of Rights for children.

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