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Learn with FIRE provides learners with the opportunity to take courses on a wide range of topics, including free speech and due process, designed by our expert staff. Check out our library of resources below to get started on your First Amendment journey!

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University Students

Lessons for First-Year Experience Programming

FIRE, in partnership with New York University’s First Amendment Watch, has developed this series of lessons for universities to utilize when teaching incoming students about their free speech rights and the principles behind the First Amendment.  If you’re a college student and you complete this course, FIRE will request your mailing address so we can send you free FIRE socks and a copy of FIRE’s Guide to Free Speech on Campus.

University Students

Free Speech on Campus

Before you can become a free speech advocate at your school, it is essential that you know exactly what rights the First Amendment protects, how those rights apply to university students, the ways you can take advantage of those rights, and how to promote them on campus. Learn about how to ignite your free speech rights today! If you’re a college student and you complete this course and our Due Process on Campus course, send

Everyone

The Case for Radically Free Speech

In this course, you’ll learn about how the right to freedom of speech has evolved over human history, how it promotes peace in society and uplifts minority voices, and why censorship is never the answer to dissident speech.  Please note that some of this course’s content contains explicit language. If you are 18 or older and you complete this course, FIRE will request your mailing address so we can send you free FIRE socks!

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Materiales Educativos en Español

En este módulo de lección, encontrarás tres presentaciones en español que puedes usar para explicarles a tus estudiantes sobre los elementos filosóficos, históricos, y jurídicos de la Primera Enmienda de la Constitución Estadounidense.

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Current Free Speech Issues

When it comes to free speech, there’s always plenty to discuss and learn. This lesson explores some of the current controversies around free speech in education through various activities, videos, DBQs, and discussion-focused questions. Students will learn about some of the most popular arguments against free speech and how to respond to them, as well as why it can be important to voice your opinion, even if it’s an unpopular one.

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Speech, Power, and Censorship in American History

Free speech rights have proven themselves essential in securing a fair hearing for demands for justice and equal Constitutional protection for marginalized groups and isolated, targeted individuals throughout U.S. history. This module examines the crucial role of free speech in the Abolitionist, Women’s Suffrage, and Civil Rights movements.

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Get Involved

Calling All University Students: Get Involved with FIRE!

FIRE’s Student Outreach team works to provide students with the tools they need to practice activism at their schools. We do that in a few ways. First, we give students the opportunity to join the FIRE Student Network, a coalition of students who recognize the importance of advancing civil liberties on their campuses. Joining FSN is a great way to keep yourself informed about ways you can be an advocate for individual liberties. Second, we

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