First Amendment 28: Making Meaning of the First Amendment—Freedom of the Press

View this archived video of our live program with Gilbert Bailon, editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  Gilbert shared his insight and answered student questions on the importance of a free press, processes the newspaper uses to balance free press rights with other rights, examples of free press issues Mr. Bailon has been involved with, how courts determine what is appropriate “free press” and what isn’t, and and real-life examples and important Supreme Court cases dealing with the right.  A special focus of the interview deals with student journalism and includes discussion of the landmark case Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier.

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 298: Cross Curricular Activity--Evaluating Live Interviews

This cross-curricular teacher tool, accompanying the video above, is designed to get students thinking about: 1) how live interviews can be used to learn information on topics such as those discussed in the video, and 2) the effectiveness of this interview specifically in helping their learning on this topic as well as the effectiveness (strengths and weaknesses) of interviews in general as a source of information.

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Teacher Tool 306: Arts Integration Activity--Expressing Understanding Through Drama

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Arts Integration activity giving students the opportunity to share their understanding of the subject matter of the video through drama. This teacher tool could be used with any Educate.Today video(s) you our your students choose.

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Teacher Tool 307: Arts Integration Activity--Expressing Understanding Through a Graphic Novel

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an arts integration activity giving students the opportunity to share their understanding of the subject matter of the video through the creation of a graphic novel. This activity could be used with any Educate.Today video(s) of your or your students' choice.

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Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tool 346: Guest Biography--Gilbert Bailon

This document provides a short biography of Gilbert Bailon, Editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, who joins us as an expert guest in the following Educate.Today videos: First Amendment-28, Journalism-1, Journalism-2, Journalism-3, Journalism-4, Journalism-7, Journalism-8.

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