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Teaching free speech principles to students couldn’t be easier.

Balanced curriculum and resources to help educators enrich and supplement their existing instruction on First Amendment and freedom of expression issues in K-12 classrooms.

ͼ’s curriculum draws on our 20 years of experience in actively defending free speech in academia, as well as our legal expertise and extensive network of scholars and educators. Students will learn why their free speech rights are so valuable, how they are essential to learning and to democracy, and about their proven history in securing justice and fairness for disempowered and marginalized populations. 

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Free Speech Leadership Summit

Spark your mind, ignite new possibilities.

ͼ is bringing together the next generation of free speech leaders for the inaugural ͼ Free Speech Leadership Summit. The Summit is a free, week-long summer program for college-bound high school students who are interested in free speech. Apply today!

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They love it because there is a lot of discussion, debating, and it deals with something they can relate to and think critically about controversies. — Mia, Chicago public school teacher

Engaging curriculum for your classroom

Students will learn why their free speech rights are so valuable, how they are essential to learning and to democracy, and about their proven history in securing justice and fairness for disempowered and marginalized populations. Check out our free, downloadable middle and high school lesson plans.

Free Speech Curriculum

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Learn Your Rights!

Curriculum

Knowing your civil liberties is the first step towards taking action for the causes you care about. When you Learn with ͼ, you’ll take courses on a wide range of topics, including free speech and due process, designed by our expert staff. 

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VIDEO: The History of Free Speech with The Nomadic Professor

History of Free Speech

Lesson

How has the concept of free speech been perceived throughout history? How did Socrates, the printing press, and the internet affect people’s right to free speech? Take the journey through history and around the world with The Nomadic Professor to explore this long and fascinating thread of human history.

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Would you speak up if you saw something completely ridiculous?  Or would you keep your doubts to yourself?

The Emperor’s New Clothes and Independent Thought

Featured Lesson

This lesson examines the importance of thinking for oneself, even if everyone else disagrees, using Hans Christian Andersen's fable, The Emperor's New Clothes.

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