The First Amendment in 21st Century America
This one-week intensive institute for teachers on the First Amendment explores the delicate balance between those rights of individuals and the interests of other individuals and groups, as well as those of the state. Participants will convene in Philadelphia at the National Constitution Center to engage in an intensive program involving readings about, lectures on, and analysis and discussions of constitutional law and Supreme Court case history pertaining to the First Amendment. These activities will deepen the teachers’ understanding of the purpose of the First Amendment, the freedoms protected by it, and the history of its evolving meaning and interpretation.
Funded through the Division of Education Programs