First Amendment Lesson Plan

As refugees prepare to come to the United States, many are unfamiliar with the laws that protect their rights, and once they arrive, need encouragement to engage with their new government with trust. Refugee resettlement staff can use this lesson plan to enhance their Cultural Orientation curriculum on the topic.

After this lesson, refugees will better understand the laws that protect their rights and feel more confident about participating in public discourse.

Activities included in the lesson plan:

    • The Five Freedoms Game
    • Write a Petition

Additional Fact Sheet and Podcast for this lesson plan can be found on the CORE Resettlement Navigator. There is also a 20-minute webinar, which explains ways to use the First Amendment suite of resources.