Building Awareness of the First Amendment

Are you willing to take the 1 for All First Amendment Challenge? We’re looking to honor innovative ways of teaching the First Amendment. The top 40 teachers or teacher groups will be awarded $1,000 for their efforts. The top 40 schools hosting school-wide events will receive plaques and be recognized as First Amendment Schools.

Students are encouraged to show support for their teachers and their school and highlight their own work in various ways:

  • Students whose teachers submit their First Amendment projects may have their work recognized on the 1 for All website, Facebook page and other social media.
  • All students can participate by using the hashtag #1forAllus for First Amendment projects on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr.

For ideas, activities and sample lesson plans, click here. Obtain an official entry form by clicking here. For more details, see “Official Contest Rules.”

The 1 for All First Amendment Challenge is funded by a generous grant from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and administered by the American Society of News Editors’ Youth Journalism Initiative. The Journalism Education Association has endorsed the 1 for All First Amendment Challenge.

1 for All is a national nonpartisan program designed to build understanding and support for First Amendment freedoms. 1 for All provides teaching materials to the nation’s schools, supports educational events on America’s campuses and reminds the public that the First Amendment serves everyone, regardless of faith, race, gender or political leanings. It is truly one amendment for all.