First Amendment Lessons

These classroom lessons and Read Alouds on the First Amendment entitled Exercising Our First Amendment Rights offer book titles appropriate for all primary, elementary, and middle school students. These lessons encourage discussions that build basic civic knowledge, promote civic engagement, and provide practice in democratic deliberation. Themes covered include going on strike, organizing a peaceful sit-n, using symbolic speech, and writing a petition.


9, 10, 11, 12

Resource Types

Lesson Plans

Teaching Strategies

Whole Class, Small Group

Constitution Articles

First Amendment