At the end of its last term, the Supreme Court issued two rulings that turned on the constitutional principle of religious liberty. In this free lesson, students will explore these two cases: Kennedy v. Bremerton School District and Carson and Nelson v. Makin, in light of the First Amendment and its guarantee of freedom of religion and speech for all Americans.
In this lesson your students will:
- Examine the facts of two Supreme Court cases on free expression.
- Understand the origin of the liberties protected by the First Amendment.
- Assess the importance of freedom of religion in a free and diverse society.
- Assess the importance of freedom of speech in a free and diverse society.