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February 26, 2024 | Classroom, Resources

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Both Sides: Free Speech

Ever thought about why you can’t yell fire in a crowded theater? It’s all about the Harm Principle, a guiding principle for free speech that most of us know even if we can’t name it.

Our latest “Both Sides of the Issue” installment questions if that’s where we should draw the line for free speech, or if there’s more to the story.

Two thoughtfully selected videos present different perspectives on free speech to help you and your students explore:

  • The value of freedom of expression
  • Whether it leads to truth, or can be too easily weaponized to spread falsehoods
  • The trending topic of social media censorship
  • What limits, if any, there should be on saying what you want, when you want, both offline and online

This video pairing is sure to be a great conversation starter for your classroom, sparking critical thinking and lively discussions on the evolving landscape of free speech, from traditional public squares to the vast, virtual ones we navigate daily.

Learn more here: https://stosselintheclassroom.org/both-sides-free-speech/


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