1 For All First Amendment Challenge winners announced
Teachers from across the country took the First Amendment Challenge, and 1 For All has awarded $1,000 to 40 of them for their outstanding lesson plans and student projects. The teachers' innovative efforts helped educate hundreds of students about the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment.
"It's been so gratifying to see centuries-old freedoms be taught in new and creative ways," said Ken Paulson, founder of 1 For All and dean of the College of Mass Communication at Middle Tennessee State University. "Freedom is what fuels our democracy, yet we take it for granted. We're pleased to honor the teachers who engage a new generation with thought-provoking lessons in liberty."
The Challenge, administered by ASNE, aimed to promote the teaching of First Amendment freedoms in secondary schools and honor teachers for their innovative efforts. To learn about the First Amendment, students completed creative and educational projects, including videos, posters, newspaper articles, editorials, raps, artwork and presentations, and some students even worked to support legislation that protects student press rights.
The Challenge was funded by a generous grant from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and administered by ASNE's Youth Journalism Initiative. The Journalism Education Association endorsed the Challenge.