The First Amendment: Five Rights in One!

Grades
Grades 3-5
45 mins
A group of organizers of the "March on Washington" stand together around microphones and a group of press
Students will explore the First Amendment freedoms established in the Bill of Rights in this interactive and engaging civics program based on historical primary sources from the National Archives. Students will learn about the importance of First Amendment rights, identify examples in photographs and short written documents, and discover how to exercise those freedoms.
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This distance learning program is available for groups of 10 or more students from the National Archives, the Center for Legislative Archives, and Presidential Libraries free of charge Tuesdays–Fridays.

Please submit your request to civics@nara.gov at least two weeks in advance and include the following information:

  • School/group name and location (city and state)
  • Requested program
  • Preferred dates and times for your program (please provide 2–3 options)
  • Grade level
  • Number of students

Each program will be led by one of our educators located at National Archives sites and Presidential Libraries across the country. After submitting your program request, you will be connected to an available National Archives educator to finalize your reservation. You will also receive a teacher guide with additional pre- and post program activities. We require that the requesting educator or another educator from your institution be present during the student distance learning program to observe the session and support classroom management.

Programs are also offered as regularly scheduled interactive webinars. Registration is required, but there is no minimum attendance prerequisite.