Programs: Education for Freedom
Education for Freedom in
Texas project consists of a curriculum and seminars
designed to aid educators who teach about the First
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in their classrooms.
project was designed by the Social Science Education
Consortium for the First Amendment Congress and
is administered in the states by a variety of First
curriculum is divided into elementary (grades K-4)
and secondary (grades 5-12) sections. Each part
different levels, but the lessons in each section
are universal and can be adapted for any age group
including college and adult students.
can the Education
Freedom in Texas curriculum and seminars
you ready-made lesson plans
you copyright-free material
educational professional development
higher education thinking skills
Allow you to adapt to your lesson plan
of the lessons were created to achieve three specific
- After completing the lessons, students will
understand the history and meaning of the First
Amendment and its importance in today's society.
will understand that the First Amendment belongs
to each individual, not any one segment of society
- Students will understand the importance of protecting
their First Amendment freedoms through exercising
their rights and responsibilities
as citizens in our democracy.
What do teachers
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"I enjoyed the cooperative learning activities. The
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"This information has added
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The ideals can form an ongoing basis for law-related instruction.
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There is no charge for the seminar. You will need to budget
for presenter(s) expenses and there is a $25 charge for
each set of the curriculum. To purchase the curriculum online,
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you would like more information about the Education for
Freedom in Texas project, please e-mail the FOIFT or call 512.377.1575.