National Online Youth Summit 2010

It’s Nothing to LOL About: How the First Amendment Affects You in the 21st Century

About the Summit
The National Online Youth Summit (NOYS) is a national web-based program that encourages youth to learn about and critically evaluate a timely, law-related topic. The Summit curriculum, objectives, and goals are adaptable and allow teachers to create an exemplary project-based learning experience tailored to their students and relevant learning standards.

Over the last eleven years, more than 4,000 high school students have participated in the Summit. Past topics have included environmental law, immigration, capital punishment, youth internet access, and the Second Amendment.

The 2010 Summit
How have First Amendment rights been affected by the changing ways we communicate? Have our rights to the freedom of speech, the right to assemble, and free exercise of religion changed in the classroom and in the virtual world as we've settled into the 21st century? To join this highly relevant discussion, enroll your class in this free, 12-week interdisciplinary program today!

During the course of the 2010 Summit, high school students will study, research, and analyze First Amendment implications in the 21st century, and then engage in civil discourse online with students around the country. Students will explore First Amendment freedoms through study of:

  • historical context;
  • Supreme Court decisions and public policy;
  • digital mediums of communication; and
  • student rights versus adult rights.