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May 01, 2014

Fundamental Freedoms

Grade Level:



This lesson uses three Supreme Court cases to illustrate the difficulty in balancing our rights as citizens with the authority of a governmental body. Students will learn what our rights are, where they come from, and how far they extend.


Time needed:

1 hour


Materials required:

Fundamental Freedoms Lesson Plan


National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, Council for the Social Studies:

Theme 6: Power, Authority, and Governance

Theme 10: Civic Ideals and Practices