learn more about the first amendment

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The First Amendment allows for so much creative freedom and expression. A lot of these emotions are put into magazines, interviews, blogs, articles, and songs. However, there are limitations to our First freedoms. But there are also attacks on those same freedoms. The Freedom Today and Prideful & Prejudice covers highlight the evergrowing and alarming issue of censorship - especially on topics that make some people uncomfortable. Check out the virtual magazines to read about free speech on social media, current attacks, and so much more. 

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Music censorship is a major issue for artists. It is also extremely, and unfortunately, common. Below is a Spotify playlist curated with a list of songs that have been banned from countries around the world.

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The censorship of books is an ongoing battle for authors, schools, libraries, and book lovers. Sometimes, people get amazing ideas they want to share. And other times, the ideas are a bit too intellectual for government regulation. Click the link to find out what books are banned and why. 

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This scavenger hunt is packed with fun activities about the First Amendment that still allow to you get a deep and rich understanding of all five protections. Before tackling the certification quiz, it is highly recommended you complete the scavenger hunt first in order to gain all the knowledge you need. If you think you have what it takes, click the link and get started.

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The First Amendment is vulnerable in a world of social media and censorship. We need to protect it before it gets taken away. This quiz is to be taken after completing the scavenger hunt's activities; there, you will learn all the necessities when it comes to the First Amendment protections.

"Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas."
Alfred Whitney Griswold, Essays on Education